Uber blamed a self-driving car supposedly leaping a traffic signal on “human error” – the day the new cars were released onto the streets of San Francisco.
On Wednesday, a fleet of self-driving automobiles shown up in the American city amidst debate over whether Uber requires an approval to test out the pioneering innovation.
After few hours, a driver-less Uber car was recorded apparently leaping a traffic signal while other vehicles stayed stationary.
However Uber firmly insisted the occurrence was down to human mistake – declaring that the car had actually not been in autonomous mode during that time.
Uber initially presented the driver-less Volvo cars and trucks, readily available through uberX, to Pittsburgh in September.
Now the business has actually presented a variety of the innovative automobiles in its hometown San Francisco.
However this has not lacked controversy, with California regulators arguing Uber requires a permit to keep the automobiles on the road.
On Wednesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles ordered Uber to “cease the operations”.
In a declaration on its website, Uber replied that it did not require the permit, as its cars require a person to constantly monitor and take control of the wheel, which is not meeting the definition of autonomous.