California Says “No” To Uber’s Self-Driving Taxis

California Says “No” To Uber’s Self-Driving Taxis

Most of us remember when Uber’s self-driving taxis hit Pittsburgh streets earlier this year. After some success in Pennsylvania, Uber expanded the program to include San Francisco. The state of California has been a proponent of autonomous vehicles for quite some time. In fact, they approved the use of self-driving cars on city streets back in 2012. It seems like a natural fit, but the state rejected Uber’s proposal earlier this week after a legal skirmish over permits. Uber responded by moving the cars to nearby Nevada where they plan to get a pilot program initiated in the coming weeks.

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