Arizona governor welcomes Uber fleet of self-driving cars

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, an Uber driverless car is displayed in a garage in San Francisco. Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from California roads. The ride-sharing company said Wednesday, Dec. 21, California transportation regulators revoke registrations for the vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday welcomed the arrival of a fleet of Uber self-driving cars delivered via a self-driving truck that transported them from California.

Ducey's office says the governor welcomed the truck carrying the self-driving Volvos at the State Capitol in Phoenix.

Uber announced Thursday that it was shipping the cars to Arizona after they were banned from California roads over lack of required permits.

Uber made the announcement after Ducey on Wednesday and Thursday promoted Arizona as an alternative to California for the ride-hailing company to test its self-driving cars.

Uber has not announced when the cars will be tested, nor provided details about how many vehicles arrived in Arizona.

Uber previously had 16 self-driving cars registered in California.

___

This story clarifies that Uber's self-driving cars were banned in California because they lacked permits, not solely because of safety concerns.

Must Read

GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked...

Sep 9, 2016

General Motors Co. said Friday it's recalling nearly 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag...

Ford buys shuttle service as part of new mobility...

Sep 9, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is buying an app-based shuttle service and partnering with a bike-share company as...

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked...

Sep 16, 2016

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel's nuclear weapons capability with a friend...

Auto industry's relationship with Trump takes...

Jan 3, 2017

The auto industry's relationship with President-elect Donald Trump took a dramatic turn as Ford...

Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in...

Jan 13, 2017

The government says traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year,...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com