Wednesday, June 19, 2024

India Plans To Ban Self-Driving Cars In Bid To Prevent Citizens From Losing Jobs

The world’s second most populated country, India does not want to be part of the change sweeping through the auto industry. Indian authorities have rejected self-driving car technology which is becoming quite popular in the West because they believe self-driving cars are a looming threat to humans employed as drivers like cab drivers.India’s transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari told reporters that the country’s government will not rescind its position. “We won’t allow driverless cars in India,” he said. “I am very clear on this. We won’t allow any technology that takes away jobs. In a country where you have unemployment, you can’t have a technology that ends up taking people’s jobs,” Gadkari added.According to Gadkari, the country is facing a shortage of roughly 22,000 commercial drivers. He adds that he’d like to put citizens in need of work behind the wheels to make up for this shortage of drivers.Photo Credit: Getty

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