More detail emerge about Uber’s return to self-driving mode

The company received its letter of authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this week, and joins Aurora Innovation, Qualcomm Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, UATC and Argo AI as authorized testers in the state.

The autonomous testing will follow Uber’s newly Operational Design Domain, which outlines the rules Uber will follow in getting its small fleet, just a few cars at this time, back on the road…

The vehicles will only drive during daylight hours on weekdays, excluding holidays. The cars will not exceed the posted 25 miles per hour speed limit in its testing area.

Uber will still require two missions specialists, with extensive training, in the cars at all times to communicate with engineers. The vehicles will have Volvo Automatic Emergency Braking and real-time driver monitoring active at all times.