The cab pulls up to a red light on Third Street in South of
Market, by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A pack of cars
flies through a yellow light, and one even drives through the
first moment of a red light.
About three seconds after the light turned red, an Uber
self-driving car can apparently be seen traveling through the red
light at moderate speed as a pedestrian walks across the
intersection on the right side of the intersection.
In its blog Wednesday, Uber wrote it launched self-driving
vehicles in California without self-testing permits from the
DMV because it has drivers in the vehicles. “We have looked at
this issue carefully and we don’t believe we do (need
permits),” Uber wrote.
Earlier Wednesday, a social media report spotted another
self-driving vehicle running a red light near the Marina District.
Maybe they ought to look at the issue even more carefully. Uber’s institutional arrogance is astounding.