14 responses

  1. n88819
    April 1, 2012

    April fools…

  2. SeattleAnne
    September 25, 2013

    Weird. Even the Jetson’s flying car needed a driver.

  3. SeattleAnne
    September 25, 2013

    It’s hard to imagine Mayor Bloomberg quoting SnoopDog (“If the ride is more fly, then more will buy!” )– but these Google driverless cars are a real thing. They’re in testing right now.

  4. rfmomin1@gmail.com
    September 26, 2013

    Artificial intelligence at its beginning. Much more to come.

  5. beebop
    September 26, 2013

    It’s April Fooools, fooools!!!

  6. Garg Sk
    September 28, 2013

    The article is dated 1st April, 2012 and is apparently just a hoax.

  7. calciphus
    April 1, 2014

    Not only is this an april fools prank, its a two year old one.

    Bloomberg isn’t even the mayor anymore.

  8. Samir Soliman
    August 15, 2014

    Where all those drivers will go after that driver less cabs arrive

  9. Brad Arnold
    April 2, 2015

    This is fantastic news for multiple reasons. First, I have done some informal surveying of people concerning self-driving cars, and to a person they think they are more dangerous than human-driven vehicles. Such a high profile self-driving project like replacing NY City cabs with self-driving vehicles is a paradigm changer due to the visibility, and the fact that NY is the media capital of the world. Second, if a person has a grasp of the tremendous amount of money and misery human driving leads to, the paradigm shift of self-driving vehicles will be the equivalent (unintuitively) of ending a war. Such massive inefficiency and danger has become just a normal part of modern life, so it is greatly underestimated by the average person.

    Thank you Google. This is the best news I’ve had in terms of practical improvement. Our political system is in gridlock, so we’ll have to depend upon such technology-driven paradigm changes to make a brighter future fast.

  10. emdeegee57
    April 11, 2015

    April fool it may well be, however Google are not the first with \”driverless\” transport. This link is just one of a growing number of tests in this field. Volvo Car Group’s first self-driving Autopilot cars test on public roads around Gothenburg – Volvo Car Group Global Media Newsroom
    https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/pressreleases/145619/volvo-car-groups-first-self-driving-autopilot-cars-test-on-public-roads-around. More and more jobs, in all fields, are disappearing due to technological unemployment, http://singularityhub.com/2015/04/01/the-end-of-meaningless-jobs-is-a-win-for-us-all/, which is why many are advocating a Resource Based Economy.

  11. robinrahman
    May 9, 2015

    yes its a very interesting,lets see how it works. specialy there is thousands of cab driver out of job forever.I thing its a good idea. very soon we will see ROBOT police officer walking in the street & no more human need to work in the city even Mayor, Governor,TLC commissioner all job doing by the ROBOT. Even one day US president will be new google machine will perform every thing.
    what a nice idea…….

  12. Craig Schaffer
    May 18, 2015

    So if there is no driver, why would the fare be 20% more? It should be less because there is not a human driver plus the additional weight of the driver.

  13. Paul Wid
    August 27, 2015

    Self driving ATMs, what could possibly go wrong?

  14. Yoel Arnon
    September 5, 2015

    This was a funny April fools joke in 2012, a very convincing piece in 2015, and going to be reality in 2020.

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