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Is NYC’s Runaway MTA Bus The Key To Solving The Problem Of Autonomous Public Transportation? MY COLUMN

NYC MTA runaway bus

Early this morning, one of New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority busses took one small ride for a bus, one giant journey for buskind.

From NBC New York:

A runaway MTA bus rolled for blocks down one Brooklyn street, hitting nearly a dozen parked cars and a church, and sending one man who had been changing a tire leaping out of the way to to save his life, officials say.

Police say the driver of the bus got out of the vehicle around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bushwick, but left it in neutral. The bus then rolled backward down the street, smashing into 10 parked cars before striking a church.

No passengers were on the bus at the time.

NBC New York thinks this bus’ fateful trek was the result of driver error. How naïve. That sure would be convenient, wouldn’t it? Convenient with regard to… covering up the first ever recorded case of vehicle sentience, perhaps?

While Tesla and Google and Uber and the globalists and Fruitopia are dropping millions and millions developing technology that can turn our motor vehicles autonomous, this bus has just shown us that evolution, having just made its way to the bus world and possibly the realm of other means of transportation as well, is the cheaper, more ethical, and natural route.

Sure, our brave little motorcoach’s first solo expedition was a little collateral damagey, but these things take time. A giraffe just born is capable of walking, but it ain’t pretty. Wobbly knees and all that garbage. Given time, however, said giraffe will develop into the belle of the savanna, gently towering above humanity as if to say “I contain much power, but am here to help.” Let’s give our new autonomous busses time to show us what they’re made of like we do with bitch ass baby giraffes. It’s only fair.

[via Twitter/@tstrahan4NY]

Image via NBC New York

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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a Senior Writer for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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