Want to drive a car without really driving it? No, we're not talking about what your spouse currently does from the passenger seat.
This is a legitimate job with Google and it pays $20 an hour!
According to a job posting on Adecco, the company is hiring "vehicle safety specialists" to be a part of the Google self-driving car project. The company has already been testing its self-driving vehicles in Google’s hometown of Mountain View, Calif., in Austin, Texas and in Kirkland, Wash. The Phoenix-area project will take place in Chandler where workers have been driving four Lexus RX450h SUVs for the past couple of months, creating a map of the streets before testing begins.
“Metro Phoenix is an ideal place to expand testing,” said Jennifer Haroon, head of business operations for the Google Self-Driving Car project. “Arizona is known as a place where research and development is welcome, innovation can thrive, and companies can set up roots. The Phoenix area has distinct desert conditions, which will help us better understand how our sensors and cars handle extreme temperatures and dust in the air. Driving in new cities enables our engineers to further refine our software and adapt to these different environments.”
One requirement is you have to "drive" six to eight hours a day -- meaning you have to be ready to grab the wheel if necessary. You also have to be able to type 40 words per minute, collecting data for Google engineers.
It's a one- to two-year temporary assignment. To see if you qualify to get in the driver's seat, you can read the job posting here.