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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
12/20/2016
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
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Intense fight with the state, ignited after cars were caught running red lights, exposed illegal and unethical tactics the company has used for years, critics say Uber has launched an aggressive battle with California over its controversial self-driving cars, with regulators and consumer advocates accusing the corporation of flagrantly violating...
News Story
12/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer group says Uber's CEO should be arrested If a human being with a valid driver's license is sitting behind the steering wheel of a self-driving car, does the car need a special permit? California says it does, and the state DMV has ordered Uber to shut down its self-driving UberX service that it started just one day ago in San...
News Story
12/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber is under fire for rolling out self-driving cars in San Francisco without a permit, which state regulators say is illegal. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has ordered the ride-hailing firm to cease its autonomous vehicles operations, threatening legal action if "Uber does not confirm immediately that it will stop its launch...
News Story
12/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - California shut down Uber’s testing of self-driving cars shortly after the ride-sharing service launched its pilot in San Francisco, citing a lack of permit and threatening to sue. Uber Technologies Inc. launched the test without a permit as required by the US state. Twenty companies have been approved to test a total...
News Release
12/14/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on San Francisco police to impound Uber’s robot cars operating without a permit on city streets and asked City Attorney Dennis Herrera to file criminal charges against Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. California Motor Vehicle Code requires a permit for testing autonomous vehicles in the state...
News Story
12/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
From in its inception, Uber does not follow the law and instead tries to create its own rules. This time, Uber appears to have gone to far, testing self-driving cars without a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles bringing a statement from the DMV as well as objections from Consumer Watchdog. Self-driving testing of cars by Uber...
News Story
12/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
With Uber’s self-driving cars now on the streets of San Francisco, the enforcement of traffic violations is in the hands of The City’s Police Traffic Company, which was unaware Wednesday morning that the vehicles began roaming city streets that day. Meanwhile, some are demanding San Francisco police impound the self-driving fleet for...