After Uber has been blocked from testing its self-driving cars in Arizona, we thought it might go back to California, but it won’t. The company will not renew its permit to test self-driving vehicles in the state.
The company suspended its public road testing in Arizona, California, Pittsburgh, and Toronto immediately after the crash. In a letter to Uber sent Tuesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said the company had not indicated it would renew its testing license when it expires March 31.
In order to renew the license, Uber would have to address any investigations resulting from the Arizona crash and meet with the agency. Uber said it would not reapply for a permit as part of the suspension of its vehicles from public roads.