The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday revoked the registration of 16 cars in Uber's self-driving fleet, which, according to the regulator, lacked the proper permits (See: Uber halts testing driver-less cars as California regulator revokes fleet registration). Right-hook turns are illegal in California, where drivers must merge as far to the right as possible. However, the self-driven cars were not alone on the road as each vehicle had Uber employees inside monitoring the car's performance. Ducey told Uber in a statement that "California may not want you, but we do", The Wall Street Journal reports.
But Uber says it doesn't need that permit.
Essentially, these self-driving cars didn't have the kind of paperwork commensurate with making a state agency feel warm and fuzzy about driverless cars buzzing around the area.
In a fit of technological frustration, Uber has removed its Californian self-driving cars (It still operates test cases in Pittsburgh) but will examine how to proceed throughout the state. On December 12, the San Francisco-based company hosted lawmakers and policymakers on a ride-along to demonstrate its new self-driving technology, during which issues became apparent to guests.
The dream of hailing a self-driving Uber has hit another major hurdle after the company ended its latest trial.
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"I think he should not be operating his driverless vehicle technology without that permit", Lee said. Whatever the misgivings, California remains an undisputed leader in autonomous testing, with 20 companies now permitted to test 130 autonomous vehicles in the state.
The startup, valued at $68 billion by investors, said one such incident when one of the vehicles ran a red light was due to human, not computer, error. The DMV noted that 20 companies, including Google and Tesla Motors, have received permission to operate an overall total of 130 test vehicles, and they are "obeying the law".
Uber suffered some California growing pains in regards to its self-driving product line. But in a written statement, the company said it was weighing its next steps.
California was once considered an ideal location to test self-driving technologies precisely because it was one of a handful of states that have established a regulatory framework for testing.
Uber hasn't announced where in Arizona the tests will occur, so cyclists in the state won't know how the move will affect them, or the risks.