Sunday, August 9, 2015

Taxi driver will be out of jobs: Uber wants to buy all of Tesla's self-driving cars

Uber's CEO informed that if Tesla's cars are autonomous by 2020, he would buy all 500,000 that are expected to be produced.

Below is self driving car update as of today.

In June 2015, the team announced that their vehicles have now driven over 1 million miles, stating that this was "the equivalent of 75 years of typical U.S. adult driving", and that in the process they had encountered 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and 180 million other vehicles. Google also announced its prototype vehicles were being road tested in Mountain View, California. During testing, the prototypes' speed cannot exceed 25 mph and will have safety drivers aboard the entire time.

As of July 2015, Google's 23 self-driving cars have been involved in 14 minor traffic accidents on public roads, but Google maintains that in all cases the vehicle itself was not at fault because the cars were either being manually driven or the driver of another vehicle was at fault.

By 2030, self-driving car technology will be mature. Drivers will get unemployed. Time to ditch the idea of driving taxi after retirement.

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