I’ve been longing for the day when Porsche will pay me a few quid to test drive one of their new cars, but before that happens, Google are stumping up $20 for any driver who sits behind the wheel of one of their new self-driving cars – and resists the urge to drive unless absolutely necessary.
The exact title of the job is “vehicle-safety specialist” and anyone who lands it will pocket $20 per hour.
They will be expected to work in a pairing with a fellow specialist inside one of the autonomous cars.
Testing will occur in Arizona, and while the job sounds simple enough, successful applicants must have no criminal history, a Bachelor’s degree or better, as well as a clear driving record.
You must also be able to bash out 40 words a minute.
Full-Time Job Testing Self Driving Cars
One specialist will sit in the driver’s seat, and must be ready to take the wheel if necessary.
And considering a Google car recently brushed itself up against a bus, it’s probably more when rather than if.
The other specialist will assume the role of observer, and will be required to type up reports from a laptop, which they will then submit to Google.
These reports will focus on issues such as the software system.
Applicants must be free to work five days a week for up to eight hours at a time. The contracts could last as long as 24 months – and even more.
If you fancy a job and are reading this from America, you might well have found your calling.
And if you do your job so well, Elon Musk might head hunt you!
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