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News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber’s puzzling defiance of a California requirement that it get a $150 permit to operate self-driving cars in San Francisco came to an end with the ride-hailing company announcing it was suspending the program. Uber had little choice: California's Department of Motor Vehicles revoked registrations for its 16-vehicle test...
News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber pulled its self-driving cars off San Francisco’s streets Wednesday after the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles revoked their registrations, effectively ending the company’s controversial pilot program after just one week. The move marked a dramatic end to Uber’s standoff with state...
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...
Blog Post
12/18/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Uber is hearing Tommy Petty. It won't back down in its dispute with the California Department of Motor Vehicles over putting its robot cars on California roads without a license to drive. Consumer Watchdog has advocated the test robot cars be impounded and the California Attorney General has now sent a letter telling Uber it will take the...
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...