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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...
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
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber said it will continue to operate its self-driving cars in San Francisco despite demands from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to cease its program or face legal action. In a call with reporters Friday, Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s vice president for self-driving technology, argued that the ride-hailing giant’s newest...
News Story
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Flouting demands from the state and the city to shut down its new self-driving car program, Uber on Friday vowed to continue picking up passengers in San Francisco without a permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Uber’s outright refusal to apply for the $150 permit, which would allow it to test up to 10...
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...