San Francisco Lets Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Back on the Streets, But Can’t Be Self-Driving

The cars will be used for mapping purposes only, and will be entirely human-driven; their self-driving component will not even be engaged. They will, nonetheless, sport the “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” logo, and generally prepare the city for self-driving pilots by collecting map information and acclimatizing people to the sight of a car that, so far as they can tell from across the street, very well might be driving itself.