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Should politicians be more enthusiastic about driverless cars?

Rhetoric around this new technology has been unusually level-headed. For once, that might be a bad idea

By Emran Mian  

Business Secretary Vince Cable gets all hot and bothered about autonomous travel. © Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

I’m very excited about driverless cars. They have the potential to change a lot of what we take for granted in our economy, whether that’s how post and parcels get to our homes or how we get from our homes to our offices and schools. But the technology will develop gradually, perhaps taking as much as 20…

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