[ExI] uber is doing what?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 18:01:46 UTC 2016

Uber directs a self-driver with an actual human behind the wheel to pick up
the passenger.  The operator perhaps needs no special skills, such as how
to drive, since the car does that task.

Is this a fun time to be living, or what?


If there is a wreck, is the operator liable?  bill w

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 11:38 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> >... On Behalf Of Adrian Tymes
> Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [ExI] uber is doing what?
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 5:30 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> >>... OK so Uber bought a fleet of these things and started sending them
> to pick up passengers for hire in San Francisco...
> >...Uber claims the humans were all engineers who knew how to drive.
> >...The DMV claims it specifically told Uber "no" in advance, and has
> evidence to back it up.
> >...Yet again, Uber's true competitive advantage is shown to be a
> willingness to flout the law and try to get away with it.
> _______________________________________________
> Ja, but whose law is it?  The state of California allows self-drivers if
> it meets their requirements.  It looks to me like it does in this case:
> somebody is covering the liability.  Why would Uber need to ask anyone's
> permission in the first place?
> spike
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