Uber appears to be standing their ground and not planning to conform to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ request for them to acquire a permit first before testing its self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco.
The DMV explains that it approves the responsible exploration of self-driving vehicles; however, the permit process for testing the technology will ensure public safety.
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Furthermore, the DMV said twenty other car-makers “have already obtained permits to test hundreds of cars on California roads

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