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Uber defies demand to stop using self-driving cars

Graham Watson

18th December 2016

Uber seems prepared to flout the law with its self-driving cars - being prepared to ignore the California Attorney-General and continue to run its self-driving cars in San Francisco.

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The permit itself isn't expensive "Other companies testing autonomous technology in California, such as Google, have applied for and obtained the permit which costs $150 (£120) for 10 vehicles. Additional vehicles can be added at a rate of $50 for each additional 10 vehicles."

However, one also wonders whether there are potentially damaging consequences for the Uber brand, and, potentially, the concept of self-driving cars.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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