Automakers may be busy unveiling futuristic electric and hybrid cars at the Auto Expo, but what Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan expects on Indian roads in the future is driverless cars. Why? Because children (including his own) are not keen on learning, how to drive them.
At the expo as brand ambassador of Korean carmaker Hyundai, Khan said “going electric and driverless cars” are the way forward for the Indian automotive industry.
“There will be less and less of drivers because as these community (shared mobility) services are being offered for buses and cars, less kids are going to learn how to drive,” Khan told journalists on Thursday.
Many discussions lately have revolved around the viability of driverless cars in India. While internationally driverless cars are very much in automakers’ future business plans, in India, the talks have been more around potential loss of jobs. On a lighter note, Khan, a self- confessed auto enthusiast, said that he will continue driving his car.