Dec 14, 2016

Uber draws ire of California DMV for testing self-driving cars in S.F. without permit

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SACRAMENTO, Dec. 14 (UPI) — The California Department of Motor Vehicles issued a warning of sorts to rideshare company Uber on Wednesday, apparently for wading too far into the waters of testing self-driving vehicles in San Francisco.

The department issued a statement Wednesday that said it “encourages the responsible exploration of self-driving cars.”

“We have a permitting process in place to ensure public safety as this technology is being tested,” the DMV said in the statement. “Twenty manufacturers have already obtained permits to test hundreds of cars on California roads. Uber shall do the same.”

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