Hope you weren't too attached to that idea of being a cab driver. 'Cuz that job is about to go away.

According to NBC News, the CEO of Ford, Mark Fields made an announcement yesterday in Silicon Valley. In a press conference, Fields announced that, in five years, Ford will have fully autonomous vehicles on the road. That means a vehicle with no brake or gas pedals or steering wheel. A robot car. In the beginning, the cars will most likely be used by ride-sharing companies like Uber, but the plan is to have them available for public purchase at some time in the future.

GM, Ford and Toyota have already started to work the bugs out of their autonomous cars down in Ann Arbor, in M City - a town created to test these cars on the U of M campus.

There's no turning back now.

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