Engineers are at the forefront of the future.
Their technological know-how creates innovative ideas and products at the blink of an eye. The landscape of technology is constantly changing and engineers help it evolve into something that could benefit all of humanity.
One of these things is the self-driving car.
Google, who quietly launched their own automobile company last year, is making great strides to lead the market in self-driving cars. They are now looking to make new hires to help them reach this goal and create an errorless self-driving car.
Google is currently on a hiring spree and they're looking to fill 36 job listings.
One job listing is for a marketing manager. This person needs to have a marketing strategy ready to inspire the world and make them see the endless possibilities with self-driving cars. With Google's history of inspiring innovation, this can surely be done.
Another job opening is for a manufacturing process engineer that will design the factory stations and the floor plan, and will make the work environment conducive to producing the vehicles. Other job postings include engineers and people to work on the hardware of the car.
Google is also hiring a policy analyst to deal with policy makers both outside and inside the government. This is coming off of recent news that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced that Google's self-driving technology is now considered a driver.
Google parent company Alphabet is trying to drive the production of self-driving cars. These new job listings indicate that they are pushing hard to be the first one to bring this type of vehicle to market.
It looks like Google won't be manufacturing and selling the cars themselves. They will try to team up with an existing car company that'll eventually bring the driverless car to the market. Some companies might not want to partner up with Google since they've helped build the relationship between vehicle and driver.
It also seems that Google will test these cars as self-driving taxis before they sell them to the general public. These rides will be much cheaper for the passenger and much more efficient.
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As this newer technology develops, we need to be fully aware of what it means for society.