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    Uber to start giving ‘self-driving’ rides to customers in California despite not having a permit

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    Uber is reportedly planning to bring to San Francisco a similar autonomous ride-sharing program as its pilot program launched in Pittsburgh earlier this year where customers using Uber’s app can be picked up by an “autonomous vehicle” with a company engineer behind the wheel.

    The problem is that Uber doesn’t have a permit to operate autonomous vehicles in California and it justifies its right to operate anyway through some sketchy semantic. more…

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    I'm really surprised by the tone taken in this article. Uber says that their self-driving cars require human monitoring, and therefore are level 3. That seems like a reasonable thing, given how new this technology is.
     
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      I commented on it at Electrek, and now I'm arguing with Fred. I should learn to keep my opinions to myself.

      edit: wow, he actually appears to have deleted my second comment.
       
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      @garsh, as long as opinions are expressed politely, which was clearly the case in your comment, they should always be permitted... otherwise it's Big Brother world... so go for it... :)
      (FYI - I can still see a 2nd comment of yours.
      Edited: Sorry, see what you mean, your reply to his reply... yeah, see what you mean... goofy!)
      Take care, Mike
       
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      Yes, moderators and site owners wield a lot of power. They should wield that power judiciously and only as a last resort. It's one thing to be on the deleting/editing end, it is quite another to be on the receiving end. Gives a totally different perspective.
       
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