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California Tells Uber To Halt Self-Driving Car Fleet

Posted on December 15, 2016

Photo via Flickr user Foo Conner 
Photo via Flickr user Foo Conner 
Uber Technologies rolled out its self-driving car fleet in its hometown of San Francisco on Dec. 14, but faced a backlash from state regulators who say the company needs a permit to keep the vehicles on the road.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles sent a letter to Uber on Dec. 14 ordering the company to “cease the operations” of its autonomous cars until it applies for and receives the testing permit required by the state.

Uber responded it did not need the permit, because its cars require a person to constantly monitor and take control of the wheel, which does not meet the definition of autonomous.

FORTUNE article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, California operators, driverless cars, regulatory enforcement, San Francisco operators, self-driving vehicles, state regulations, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 2 years ago

    As always Guber has to make their own rules, that vehicle would have to hold a huge insurance policy for when their vehicle runs a stop light and kills someone. (Already ran a stop sign) guber driver already killed a pedestrian in san fran but the company says the driver was not an employee and was on his time out. Everyone that understands the uber policy and illegal activities in this country needs to write a letter to our new president and have him come down on this failed business model ( no profits, just billions of dollars in losses

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