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Self driving cars will transform the economy, society, jobs, highways and cities

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Eventually Self driving cars will cause loss of employment for paid drivers but bring many economic and social benefits.

General Motors and Lyft will test a fleet of autonomous cars that may include the Chevrolet Bolt EV within a year in a step toward eliminating the major cost of operating ride-sharing fleets — the human driver. The plan is still a work in progress, according to Taggart Matthiesen, Lyft director of product. The two companies have not chosen the city, nor have they settled on which GM vehicles would be used in the pilot program.

Google has been testing its self-driving cars on public roads in and around its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters for several years.  Google is partnering with Fiat to make 100 self driving minivans for larger scale testing purposes.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)
 

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