Google is hiring a ‘driver’ for its self-driving cars

Google Self Driving Drivers wanted

Google is hiring a “drivers’ for its self-driving cars.

The job requires someone who can sit behind the steering wheel of the vehicles for six to eight hours a day as the company tests vehicles in Phoenix, Arizona.

The drivers will take over control of the car if necessary, a requirement for the cars to operate on public streets at this time.

Google is also looking for “detailed, accurate feedback” which requires drivers to type 40 words a minute for writeup purposes.

Google will reportedly pay $20 an hour and sign drivers to 12-month to 24-month contracts, executives with the program told the Arizona Republic.

The job posting said it is looking for drivers who can “operate comfortably in a fast-paced environment, sometimes managing up to four communication channels simultaneously via various high- and low-tech mediums.”

It should be a comfortable drive with the company testing a Lexus RX450 hybrid SUV.

The company operates 23 of the Lexus self-driving cars on the road and 34 of its famous gumdrop cars.

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All but one accident involving Google’s self-driving cars have been caused by third-party drivers. The one accident caused by a self-driving car was a minor fender bender that caused no injuries.

Written by Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson is the Strategy editor at Business Pundit. She writes articles that help business owners, executives, and employees better understand how to run a business and work as effective employees.