(Reuters)- Britain reports that they plant to make a push to bring self-driving cars out on the roads by 2025. They have even added a new laws and funding to help make this happen, pumping in $119.9 million towards this "campaign".
It is not surprising, with this technology continuing to grow, Britain figures it has a value of $49.7 billion dollars in the current market. They have also estimated that it will add 38,000 jobs. The Transport Secretary of Great Britain, Grant Shapps adds:
"We want the UK to be at the forefront of developing and using this fantastic technology, and that is why we are investing millions in vital research into safety and setting the legislation to ensure we gain the full benefits that this technology promises."
This also means that they will be concentrating on rolling out autonomous deliver vehicles and public transportation. With some having concerns for safety, $41.4 million is being allocated to safety research on autonomous vehicle usage.
This makes, I am sure, plenty of international individuals with the idea of this, is the world ready for this transition both in safety and economically? Will this create more jobs or will it deplete them (especially in the delivery department)? I hope the people involved with this transition consider this and address it properly to the people rather than force it through with the potential shortfall for these individuals that rely on the delivery driving-side of the marketplace for a living.