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Uber’s self-driving cars to cruise San Francisco streets once again – Source CNET Tech


Uber quietly housed a fleet of self-driving cars in San Francisco in 2016.

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Uber’s self-driving cars are back on San Francisco’s streets in full autonomous mode after a two-year hiatus. The move comes after one of the company’s cars was involved in a fatal accident, the first known pedestrian death caused by a vehicle in autonomous mode, in Arizona in 2018. 

The company said the return of its self-driving cars to San Francisco, which begins Tuesday, is going to be limited and done with caution.

“Our testing area will be limited in scope to start,” an Uber spokeswoman said. “But we look forward to scaling up our efforts in the months ahead and learning from the difficult but informative road conditions…

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