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Date posted: 23/12/2016
Ride-sharing firm Uber has suspended its test of self-driving cars in San Francisco after regulators revoked the registration of the vehicles.
Passengers had recently been given the option of a booking a self-driving vehicle.
But authorities had threatened legal action if Uber did not obtain a special permit to test the cars.
Uber argues that because they came with a safety driver and are not fully autonomous, the permit was not needed.
"We're now looking at where we can redeploy these cars, but remain 100% committed to California and will be redoubling our efforts to develop workable statewide rules," Uber said.
San Francisco is Uber's second trial city for the new technology. In Pittsburgh, the company has been running its driverless trial since September and has not required special permits.
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