Looking to make some extra cash? Google is currently paying people to test drive its driverless cars. But, as with all great things, there's a catch.
As the company rushes to bring these vehicles into the mainstream it is also racing to find people to "test drive" the cars. While it's true that the U.S. government recently recognized Google's built-in computers as car drivers, the company still needs humans to help ensure that the vehicles are safe before they're released to the public.
This is why a job ad for "vehicle safety specialists", or test drivers who are along for the ride, has been posted in Phoenix, Arizona. These safety specialists are required to sit behind the wheel as the car navigates itself and intervenes if anything goes wrong.
Successful applicants will receive $20 per hour to be driven six to eight hours a day, five days a week. They must have a clean driving record, which is not surprising. The catch? Applicants also must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.