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Britain to ban gas, diesel cars by 2040

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Britain announced Wednesday that sales of new diesel and gas cars will be banned by 2040, matching France’s promise to do the same thing as part of a push to curb emissions. As part of the new "green" plan, the British government will spend $260 million to retrofit buses and take other actions to reduce pollution.

How long until traditional gas-fueled cars are illegal? Is automation coming for your job? Glenn Beck and the guys talked about the self-driving, electric future on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

According to Uber, one issue with self-driving cars is that America’s cities weren’t designed with automation in mind.

Stu Burguiere pointed out that the trucking industry will likely be the first to be taken over by automation since trucks traveling on a highway will have a much simpler route than self-driving cars trying to figure out each city.

“They’re talking five years,” Glenn added. “We’re talking about automated trucks in five years.”

Pat Gray wondered how long it will be until the government mandates self-driving cars so transportation on U.S. roads is uniform.

“You’ll have human error mixed with automation, and they won’t tolerate that,” he said.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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