Tuesday, July 25, 2017

India wants to hit the brakes on self-driving cars before even starting the engine

On a misguided mission to protect jobs in India, the country’s Union Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, “We won’t allow driverless cars in India. 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.” It’s interesting and worrying to think about how a government can fight a major technological development like this, particularly in today’s globalized world. Efforts to stay rooted in the past aren’t really novel – you could similarly stymie…

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