India will ban self-driving cars to protect jobs
Indian highways and transport minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari told reporters that the Indian government would resist any new technology that threatened to take jobs away from its citizens, namely driverless cars.
“We won’t allow driverless cars in India,” he said according to the Hindustan Times. “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.”
According to Mr. Nitin Gadkari, currently, the country is facing a shortage of about 22,000 commercial drivers and I would like to put citizens in need of work behind the wheel of a car to make up for this shortage or drivers.