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News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration for Uber’s 16 self-driving cars over a permit fracas, effectively ending the company’s pilot program in San Francisco. One week after the test was launched, Uber sent out a statement that said: "We have stopped our self-driving pilot in California as...
News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Blow to transport company after permit battle over its 16 autonomous vehicles Uber has been forced to halt its controversial pilot of self-driving cars in San Francisco after local highways regulators revoked its vehicles’ registrations, ending a legal stand-off over California’s rules on testing autonomous vehicles. The climbdown...
News Release
12/20/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A witness saw an Uber robot car drive through a red light in San Francisco three weeks ago and Consumer Watchdog today shared details of the incident with the Department of Motor Vehicles to help it prepare legal action against the renegade firm. Uber began offering rides with its self-driving cars without the required...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Gaffes and glitches continue to beset Uber’s tests of self-driving cars in San Francisco. Already under fire from state and city lawmakers for not getting permits, the cars are now raising an outcry from bicyclists, who say they make illegal and unsafe right turns through bike lanes. And a business owner says he saw one of the cars, which...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
There’s a problem when breaking the law, especially in a small town like San Francisco, someone is bound to see a crime and since there is a giant Uber on the side of the car, be able to identify the event. A witness saw an Uber robot car drive through a red light in San Francisco three weeks ago and Consumer Watchdog today shared details of...
News Story
12/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber said that it will keep testing its self-driving cars in California without permit. The company noted that it will not comply with the Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) demand that it obtain permit to test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco. It claimed to respect the state regulators, but took issue with California’s...
News Story
12/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber says it won't comply with a California Department of Motor Vehicles demand that it get a permit to test its self-driving cars in San Francisco. The DMV on Wednesday sent the company a cease-and-desist letter saying it must stop its self-driving car tests in the state. The California Attorney...
News Story
12/17/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
California regulators want Uber to obtain proper permits for its self-driving car service. Uber isn't budging. For defying the order, Consumer Watchdog is calling for Uber executives to be arrested. Uber will continue operating its Volvo self-driving cars on San Francisco, California streets, despite repeated warning from state regulators the...
News Story
12/17/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES >> Uber's self-driving cars will keep ferrying passengers around San Francisco, the ride-hailing company said Friday - a few hours before state prosecutors threatened to haul Uber before a judge if the service is not suspended immediately. In a sharply worded letter, attorneys with the California's Department of Justice...
News Story
12/17/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Company said earlier they wouldn’t sign up to state regulations about autonomous cars ‘as a matter of principle’ because they have back-up drivers UBER has been threatened with legal action after it vowed to keep its self-driving cars on the road despite concerns over its safety. Earlier this week footage emerged showing one of...