Google Will Pay You to Test Its Self-Driving Cars

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You could be making $20 an hour as a non-driving driver for Google. The Arizona Republic reports that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is looking for “vehicle safety specialists” to test-drive its autonomous SUVs in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona. 

Requirements include a clean driving and criminal history, and the ability to type 40 words per minute or more. Test drivers, while not expected to do any actual driving on a daily basis (though they have to take control of the car in an emergency), report back to Google engineers on how the autonomous car performs in day-to-day situations on the road, including interacting with other vehicles. Drivers are expected to work in pairs so that one person can take notes on a laptop in the passenger seat while the car is navigating the roads, hence the typing requirements. 

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project has also tested vehicles in California, Washington, and Texas. 

[h/t The Arizona Republic]