So here we go, according to a Bloomberg article Google plans to add a driverless car division to it’s new alphabet soup creation (really, read the article, we’re not kidding).
But Mason is just barely out of the horse and buggy age (matter of fact it shows every sign of regressing back to horse travel). However, rather than lament about the futility of the “5 year road improvment plan” we’d like to offer some different suggestions.
Take for example the town’s inability to fill a highway department opening requiring a Class B CDL license. Does a “driverless truck” need one of those? Why hire a driver at all?
GPS tracking for snow removal is already underway see here.
And if farmers can harvest their fields automatically (that’s called “hands free” not “driverless”), what’s so hard about snow on the roads?
Simply mind boggling…
…But back to reality… here at the Gazette we’re still struggling with getting a decent internet connection so we can order our stuff online. The chance of a driverless delivery UPS truck is probably greater than reliable broadband connectivity.
And forget those amazon drone things. The running joke around here is that if you take down one of those annoyances with a shotgun, you get to keep the goody it’s carrying.