Driverless Cars See Red In India

With a spate of technology giants announcing their plans on launching driverless cars, SATORI & SCOUT has recently explored Uber's and Apple's ideas, however BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Google are all reported to exploring their potential too. In the midst of all it's controversy, India has become the first major economy to publicly ban their future with their transport minister, Nitin Gadkari, saying that the Indian government "Won't allow any technology that takes away jobs". Though other countries such as USA, Russia, Europe and UK are to encourage their future usage following continued extensive testing, India's opposite opinion is perhaps welcome.

As reported by the Hindustan Times, Gadhari continues, "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." Admitting that India actually needs 2.2 million more commercial drivers, such a demand has led the country to create 100 driver-training centres to help 500,000 drivers take to the road over the next five years. With automation rolling out across many industries and at many levels of employment, what is your stance on such a revolutionary technology change? While the consensus is perhaps to not utilise automation for fear of losing one's job, their benefits have certainly improved your life without you knowing. Most of the food that you eat, the parcels that you receive, the cars that you drive, each will have had a degree of automation in their quality production and efficient delivery. Gone are the days of 1920, but is this for the better or the worse? Thought of the moment, SATORI & SCOUT wonder what Tata, one of the world's biggest automakers that are conveniently based in India, think of all this...?

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