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News Story
12/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — The Obama administration is barreling ahead with a number of regulations that affect automakers in its final days, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to drastically reduce the burden of federal rules on U.S. businesses. Jeff Davis, senior fellow for the independent Eno Center for Transportation think tank, said...
News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Company insists traffic violations in San Francisco are the result of ‘human error’ by drivers who can take control if needed, but witness account contradicts this An autonomous Uber malfunctioned while in “self-driving mode” and caused a near collision in San Francisco, according to a business owner whose account raises...
News Story
12/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
California DMV announced it had revoked the registration of 16 autonomous Uber cars, which were caught on numerous occasions running red lights California has forced Uber to remove its self-driving vehicles from the road, canceling the company’s controversial pilot program in San Francisco after a week of embarrassing reports of traffic...
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...