Google’s driverless cars may put taxi drivers out of business

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jun 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-22 18:04:56-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Driverless cars may be coming to New York and jeopardizing the jobs of thousands of taxi drivers.

Google is testing 10 cars for more than 700,000 miles.

The vehicles can navigate narrow streets and sharp turns without a driver.

This month, Google rolled out a fleet of 100 two-seaters guided by sensors, computers and lasers. The passenger would direct the vehicle to their destination on their mobile phones. The cars will not have steering wheels, brakes or accelerators.

The car will be equipped with an emergency stop button if conditions confuse the car.

Supporters believe these tiny cars will reduce traffic in New York City because they’d be parked until they’re needed.