BUSINESS IDEA #1093 TransportEd "IRL MAGIC SCHOOL BUS"
Ride sharing program designed for automated vehicles that seat 12. Cabin design built to accommodate a compact conference style of seating, optimized for group learning. Routes will use educators in place of drivers. Focus on mental exercises that will prepare students for their day.
Co-op run local chapters available for both public and private institutions. Ride sharing between schools is encouraged and subsidized.
Educators must come from accredited institution - will be compensated by ride * students.
Family Service Subscription ($/per child)
Ideally - free for Public with crowdfunding and/or support from advertising (car wraps).
Parents must provide a copy of student/child's medication on board (allergies, etc.)
Full background check on all mentors, aka "Cabin Crew".
For parents that are afraid of their child getting in to a vehicle w/o a driver... well, not really concerned about that. They should read the studies on the safety of self-driving vehicles or listen to Planet Money, episode 642: The Big Red Button and compare their fear to the same that the public once held during the debut of the elevator.
Schools and institutions can focus more on education and less on transportation.
I could see Google doing this... ultimately I don't care who makes it happen I'm just hoping it does happen. In any event, I think it's a good #highdea.