Excerpt from The Verge
Written by Rich McCormick
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has today revoked the registrations for Uber's fleet of 16 self-driving cars, forcing the company to remove the vehicles from the streets of San Francisco where they were being used. The move comes after Uber refused to apply for a $150 permit that would designate the cars as test vehicles, and allow them to be used on Californian roads, with the company arguing that the documentation didn't apply to its specific self-driving cars.
In a statement, an Uber spokesperson confirmed the company had stopped its self-driving pilot in California after the registrations were revoked. "We’re now looking at where we can redeploy these cars," the spokesperson said, "but remain 100 percent committed to California and will be redoubling our efforts to develop workable statewide rules.”