India bans autonomous cars to protect against job losses

India protects massive job losses by banning autonomous car technology in the country.

Published Wed, Jul 26 2017 1:36 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

While autonomous car technology excites millions of people across teh world, the future of driver-less cars means one of the biggest job sectors in the world - transportation, is going to be heavily affected, with millions of jobs lost.

India bans autonomous cars to protect against job losses |

India is cutting this future off by not supporting self-driving cars so that there aren't major job losses, with India's Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, telling reporters: "We won't allow driverless cars in India. I am very clear on this". He continued: "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 continued, saying that India needed 22,000 commercial drivers and that the government is opening multiple new training facilities to train 5000 more professional drivers over the next few years.


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