| SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO Dec 21 Uber Technologies Inc.
has removed its self-driving cars from San Francisco
streets after California regulators cracked down on the program
because the company had not obtained a permit to test autonomous
The California Department of Motor Vehicles said on
Wednesday it revoked the registration of 16 Uber self-driving
cars after a weeklong battle with the ride-services company. The
regulator had demanded that Uber obtain a permit to test its
self-driving cars on public roads - just as 20 other companies,
including Tesla and Ford, have done -- but Uber
said it wasn't obligated to do so.
"We're now looking at where we can redeploy these cars but
remain 100 percent committed to California and will be
redoubling our efforts to develop workable statewide rules," a
spokeswoman said in a statement.
(Reporting by Heather Somerville; Editing by Sandra Maler)