March 24th, 2012
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Danny Choi via AutoGuide.com

It was only December of last year when Google earned patents for autonomous vehicles. Now, the technology continues to rapidly move ahead as automotive supplier Continental has commenced testing a semi-autonomous vehicle of its own that is more affordable and could be among the first licensed for use on Nevada’s designated public roads by months end.

(via Semi-Autonomous Car Could be Licensed By Month’s End – Video | AutoGuide.com News)

The business case for driverless cabs is pretty obvious, even if it ephemeralizes yet another job category.