After being banned in San Francisco, ride share giant Uber has decided to conduct their self-driving vehicle tests in Tempe, Arizona.
Arizona governor Doug Ducey, a supporter of Uber’s tests, took the inaugural ride.
Governor Ducey published a statement in which he stated that California had "put the brakes on innovation and change with more bureaucracy and regulation”. He wrote, "Arizona welcomes Uber self-driving cars with open arms and wide open roads."
Unlike San Francisco, the state does not require special permits for self-driving tests. This is the second such deployment of Uber's fleet of self-driving vehicles. The San Francisco-based startup launched its self-driving tests in Pittsburgh last September and has been conducting them across the US ever since.