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Google pays Arizona drivers to test self-driving cars

Published: May 13, 2016

Google’s self-driving car project is picking up pace and how! The company has decided to pay drivers from Arizona $20 per hour for a 12-24 month contract of testing the self-driving car. The job is titles as the “Self-Driving Vehicle Operator.” Drivers under this contract have to drive the vehicle for about six to eight hours per day and while providing “concise written and oral feedback to the engineering team.”

To qualify for this job profile, drivers are required to have a bachelor’s degree, a clean driving record and criminal history, and the ability to type at least 40 words per minute. They will also be expected to keep their work confidential and will need to pass a number of in- and out-of-car training courses.

“The role of test driver is so new that there isn’t a particular type of person that we look for,” said Brian Torcellini, head of operations for Google’s Self-Driving Car testing program to The Republic. “We’ve hired people from all types of backgrounds, from English teachers to orbital welders.”

Source: The Verge

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