Smile, Your Car Is on Google Street View

When sedans outnumber pickup trucks, chances are the community votes Democrat. When pickup trucks rule, the community leans Republican.

What you drive matters, at least when it comes to revealing the nuts and bolts of American demographics. That’s the assertion by researchers in a paper published in November in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

For thousands of years, authorities have conducted surveys to determine the demographic of regions and cities. I

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