Tuesday, May 19, 2009

around the world in a Mini (x3)

This is the Pitney Bowes Business Insight Mini. Well, it was the MapInfo Mini prior to MapInfo being purchased by Pitney Bowes in 2007. Its a 1978 mini cooper and it is currently on its third trip around the world. The vehicle is outfitted with a satellite phone, three GPSs, a laptop with two screens, and killer sound system. The trailer in the back houses a spare engine, a bike, and two tents. At the top you can see a satellite antenna and a small bank of solar cells that produce over 20 amps of power for all the equipment inside. Standing next to the mini is its driver Duncan Mortimer. The ten-month journey started in the UK and will take Mortimer through the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Russia, Poland and back to the UK through Europe. You can follow Duncan here:


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