Could a Google vehicle be kosher for Shabbat?
Driverless cars are comparable to Shabbat elevators. Would Jewish law therefore permit using them on the day of rest?
In 1950, Rabbis Morris Adler, Jacob Agus and Theodore Friedman from the Conservative movement authored a responsum on the permissibility of riding in a motor vehicle to synagogue on Shabbat. Framing their answer within the context of a comprehensive program to revitalize Shabbat observance, they wrote:
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