Self-driving cars will not be allowed in India at the cost of jobs: Nitin Gadkari

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New Delhi: The Centre stated that in India self-driving cars will not be permitted, as it would make millions jobless. Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari further conveyed that the administration will not endorse any technology or policy that will arrive at the cost of employment.

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Minister further added that cab aggregators like Ola and Uber are creating money by using our driving skills. If cab aggregators think they can generate more money by introducing technology like driverless cars and render people jobless, the administration is not going to permit it.

According to study by the Boston Consulting Group, the global market for autonomous cars is predictable to be worth $42 billion (about Rs 2.70 lakh crore) by 2025 and $77 billion (around Rs 4.96 lakh crore) by 2035.

Tech mains Google, Apple and Tesla are operational on prototypes for such vehicles, which function with the help of GPS, infra-red, laser and computer vision technology.

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