oddly enough, India has decided to go against progress to protect the jobs of those who will be affected by the proliferation of autonomous cars. The development of this technology will continue, but not for the domestic market.
Iindia progresses in the opposite direction to the rest of the world and has decided to enact the ban of the technology on autonomous vehicles, though with the purpose of achieve to protect the jobs.
while this is one of the key aspects in the future of mobility, India does not see with good eyes to the technologies that allow driving autonomous. From the ministry of Road Transport and Highways have expressed their dissatisfaction with this type of technologies, at the same time that it announced that will not allow the circulation of autonomous cars in India.
The officials of the ministry stated that they were against any kind of technology that directly affects the workers in a country where the unemployment rate is quite high. India fears that the technology driving autonomous affecting the jobs of professional drivers.
But not only prohibit this technology, but that would redouble the bet, announce the creation of one hundred new centers dedicated to train professional drivers, which will be launched during the next few years and that will build 5,000 new drivers professionals in a period of five years.
anyway a number of experts in technology ensure that the driving autonomous in India is for the moment unlikely due to the complexity of its chaotic traffic, which would trigger insurance systems without a driver. However the company Tata Motors has been trying to circumvent those obstacles in a track especially designed to simulate the traffic of India, which includes pedestrians, livestock, absence of demarcation and traffic signals, to experiment with driving autonomously in a scenario as real as possible.
Interestingly, at the same time, India will allow the circulation of autonomous cars throughout their careers, although only with the purpose of to allow for the development of this technology that must obligatorily be part of the vehicles manufactured in India, if they are to continue exporting to other international markets.