The cars are currently operating in and around the company’s ATC facility in the Strip District and are relegated there for now by the company. Other self-driving car companies have continued to test in Pittsburgh while Uber was on hiatus.
In an emailed statement, mayoral spokesperson Tim McNulty said Uber has kept Peduto updated on the company’s plans and that the mayor “appreciates the company restarting operations in manual mode to be extra careful on Pittsburgh streets.” The statement adds, “[Peduto] and fellow administration officials will continue to work with the company on safety initiatives.”
Uber added via phone call with The Incline, “We are closely working with the mayor and PennDOT. We won’t be on high speed roads [in Pittsburgh] any time soon. And we are also waiting for PennDOT to issue its latest autonomous vehicle guidance.”