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Uber Self-Driving Cars Back In San Francisco, But With Drivers

Residents of this hilly city might be perplexed to find Uber's self-driving cars trolling its streets, given that the ride-hailing company as yet doesn't have permission from the state's Department of Motor Vehicles for autonomous testing. But the Uber Ford Fusion Hybrids packed with self-driving sensors that started making the rounds Wednesday are being driven by humans for the purpose of gathering valued road mapping data. “These cars are being used for Uber’s mapping purposes only," said Uber spokesperson Chelsea Kohler. "They are being driven manually at all times and their self-driving systems are disabled.”

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , January 30, 2017 at 4:43 p.m.

    So will the rates be lower when they are self driving?  Since they put at least one person out of work, and they save  the "overhead"  prices should come down.             
    Make any bet for any amount on that happeneing.     This is such a waste of time and $$$$$

    So when self driving uber cars cross a picket line, will the car be banned ??

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