SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Viewer video sent into the KRON4 Newsroom shows a driverless Uber apparently running a red light in San Francisco, according to the YouTube poster Charles Rotter.
Rotter told KRON4 Wednesday was the first day of the driverless rollout.
But on Wednesday afternoon, California regulators said Uber must stop self-driving car service in San Francisco until it gets state permit.
The DMV has issued the following statement on the driverless car:
The California DMV encourages the responsible exploration of self-driving cars. We have a permitting process in place to ensure public safety as this technology is being tested. Twenty manufacturers have already obtained permits to test hundreds of cars on California roads. Uber shall do the same.
Uber has issued this statement:
This incident was due to human error. This is why we believe so much in making the roads safer by building self-driving Ubers. This vehicle was not part of the pilot and was not carrying customers. The driver involved has been suspended while we continue to investigate.
Stay with KRON4 for updates.KRON4 Tech Report Gabe Slate will have more during KRON4 News at 8.