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Public Autonomous Testing Permits

Uber Can Now Test Autonomous Vehicles on California Public Roads

— February 7, 2020 — Autos
Uber recently received a permit that gives the company the ability to test autonomous vehicles on California public roads. The company was previously experimenting with autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, however, Uber indicated it will not roll out autonomous vehicles on public roads in the city until it works with local, as well as state and federal, organizations.

Uber released a statement about the importance of receiving the permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, "While we do not have an update as to exactly when we’ll resume autonomous testing, receiving our testing permit through the California DMV is a critical step towards that end in Uber’s home city."

The ability to test autonomous vehicles on California public roads could help the company further develop its autonomous technology in the future.


Image Credit: Uber ATG
Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Vehicle Testing - Uber's permit to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in California opens up opportunities for further development of autonomous technology.
2. Regulatory Permitting - The issuance of permits for public autonomous testing indicates a growing acceptance and regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles.
3. Collaboration with Local, State, and Federal Organizations - Uber's commitment to working with multiple organizations suggests potential partnerships and collaboration opportunities in the autonomous vehicle industry.
Industry Implications
1. Transportation - The ability to test autonomous vehicles on public roads is a significant development for the transportation industry.
2. Technology - The advancement of autonomous vehicle technology creates disruptive innovation opportunities in the technology industry.
3. Government - The issuance of permits for autonomous vehicle testing highlights the involvement of government agencies in shaping the future of transportation.
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