Uber made a quick decision today to move its self-driving pilot program to Arizona after the California Department of Motor Vehicles shut down the company’s autonomous vehicle operations in San Francisco.
The company loaded its fleet of self-driving Volvos onto auto transporters today, and announced it will launch the Arizona pilot “in the next few weeks,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.
The vehicles were originally part of Uber’s pilot autonomous ride-hailing service launched last week in San Francisco. But quickly after the pilot program was announced, the state DMV complained that Uber had never registered the cars involved in the program as self-driving cars. After demanding Uber stop the program, the DMV announced Wednesday is revoked the registration on the test cars.