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In California, Uber gets green light to again test self-driving cars

It's unclear when the ride-hailing company will resume its testing of autonomous vehicles.

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It looks like Uber's self-driving cars will again be allowed on roads in California. The ride-hailing company received a permit Wednesday from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test the autonomous vehicles with a backup driver, says a Thursday report from Reuters. 

"While we do not have an update as to exactly when we'll resume autonomous testing, receiving our testing permit through the California DMV is a critical step towards that end in Uber's home city," an Uber spokesperson said via email. 

This comes two years after one of Uber's autonomous cars with a safety driver inside hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona

Originally published Feb. 6, 9 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:17 a.m.: Adds comment from Uber.