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Google Hiring Driverless Car Testers In Arizona
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User Rank: Ninja
5/19/2016 | 10:40:09 PM
Re: What happens if...?
Dude, come on! No napping and no reading! Their one job really is to pay attention and make sure nothing bad happens. If a car crashes under their watch, they should have their pay docked until they pay back for the damages. They have a noble missions, to further the future of humankind vehicle civilization.
User Rank: Apprentice
5/17/2016 | 7:53:35 AM
What happens if...?
Do they recoup back pay when the thing does hit something? There'll surely be a good amount of napping and book reading.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
5/16/2016 | 7:12:14 PM
What the driver in a driver-less car does
If you ended up as a Vehicle Safety Specialist in the right part of Arizona, let's say far out on the backroads in the desert, you might be able to graduate in record time from an online university.
User Rank: Ninja
5/16/2016 | 7:02:16 AM
Re: New NEW Drivers
I imagine the pay not being particularly high, is because the day-to-day requirements of the 'driver' are relatively low. Beyond compiling reports, which is something any of us could do, the person behind the wheel will spend much of it simply observing the car perform its functions. It will not be a fun job by any means. 

That said, if you could listen to podcasts while you do it, I might consider it. Especially since the weather is far better there too.
User Rank: Ninja
5/15/2016 | 11:49:55 AM
New NEW Drivers
This is very interesting -- test driving Google Driverless cars, and the requriements for the job. They are resonable requirements, but the job could pay more. Will get a lot of retirees and college students in that part of the US for a lengthy contract with low pay? I hope we find out. 

Also, will driving schools which teach traditional driving soon have to add instruction in "driverless driving"? This is a new market requiring new skills.

Irony abounds.

>> While this is a job many people may volunteer to do for free, Google is paying its test drivers $20 per hour for their work. Workers will be employed for contracts of 12 to 24 months.

Unfortunately, the job isn't open to everyone. Google requires applicants to have a bachelor's degree, a clean driving history, and no criminal background. They must also be able to type at least 40 words per minute to complete daily reports and document procedures and tests.
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