Is Uber rehearsing "self-driving" or really a some autonomy?
the beg-for-forgiveness-instead-of-asking-for-permission department, Uber may be climbing into its self-described "self-driving" process in San Francisco without getting the proper permitting from the country of California. The country has conceded business like General Motors, Ford, Google, and( naturally) Tesla the legal right to test their autonomous-driving vehicles, but not Uber, mentions Electrek . Awarded, what Uber's doing is not able to technically be "self-driving," but that's what the ride-hailing corporation is announcing it.
The issue stanch from Uber's plans to test the autonomous-driving aspect that it debuted in Pittsburgh in September. Technically, the testing doesn't involve self-driving because there is" active monitoring" of the vehicle in accordance with the arrangements of an designer behind the rotate. That suggested, Uber may be looking to have its patty and eat it more because the company is selling the test as "self-driving" but doesn't intend on obtaining work permits from the country to do so.
" We understand that there is a dispute over whether or not we need a testing been possible to launch self-driving Ubers in San Francisco ," wrote Uber's head of advanced technology Anthony Levandowski in a December 14 berth on the company's website." We have looked at this issue carefully and we don't believe we do ."
Semantics aside( not to mention Uber's self-evident point to kill most of its workforce ), the ride-hailing corporation stated earlier this week that it's working with Volvo and converting a number of XC90 SUVs into "self-driving" vehicles.