Quick question: Who here gets frustrated with the DMV?
After the last week, we know that Uber certainly does. The company just lost a public battle with the California Department of Motor Vehicles over whether its self-driving cars could operate on San Francisco roads. Who would you side with?
In IT Blogwatch, the DMV becomes interesting.
So what is going on? Greg Bensinger has the background:
Uber...on Wednesday relented in a...battle with California regulators over self-driving cars, halting a test program in San Francisco after the state revoked the registration of the vehicles involved.
Uber started the experiment a week earlier, making several of its self-driving vehicles available for customers to hail...But it refused to apply for the $150 permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
What exactly was the disagreement over, though? Sudhin Thanawala has the details: