A California state senator plans to arrive at a press conference at the Sacramento capitol today in a Google Inc.-modified Toyota Prius that drives itself.
The announcement of new legislation by Senator Alex Padilla, written with Google’s input, is timed to coincide with new regulations allowing the world’s first autonomous vehicles to be road-tested and registered in neighboring Nevada
How many millions more men unemployed? Eliminating expensive human drivers (especially truck drivers who are unionized teamsters) is what makes this technology so attractive to the captains of industry. Otherwise development of the driverless car technology would just be the subject of sci-fi.