Uber gets self-propelled car of streets of San Francisco

Uber gets self-propelled car of streets of San Francisco

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Under the pressure of a supervisor has Uber decided to take his self-propelled cars to withdraw from the streets of hometown city of San Francisco.

The taxi company did not permit for his test with the robotauto’s, while, according to the California department of motor vehicles, however, had.

Finally gave the supervisor the registration plates of the self-propelled cars to be invalid. Decided Uber, the car’s no longer around.

San Francisco was the second city where the autonomous vehicles of Uber, after all, a test started in Pittsburgh. In the cars is always a human driver is present and paying attention and can intervene. This was, according to Uber’s no question of a fully self-propelled car and was a licence is not required.


The company says “dedicated to California” to continue, but it is unclear whether the taxi-app still will be willing to to apply for a licence.

Such a permit costs only $ 150, but Uber seems to have trouble with the fact the company therefore is required to have details about accidents to the supervisor. Uber says that California is too much emphasis put on rules, in place of innovation.


It is not the first time that Uber quarrels with regulators. In several countries, including the Netherlands, broke the company with the law by drivers without taxilicentie to drive around. In some countries is now allowed, but in the Netherlands the UberPOP cars from the streets disappeared.

In several countries, Uber is also to do with lawsuits that need to determine whether drivers as self-employed or as employees need to be seen. The self-propelled cars of Uber should this issue ultimately unnecessary and the drivers to be completely replaced.

The first tests in San Francisco were, however, still not flawless: two cars were seen as red reason, though, that, according to Uber it had to do with human error. It was also found that the car’s still not good to know to go with bike paths.

Self-propelled taxi Uber rides through red

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