We know that Uber has been testing out self-driving cars, but as you might have heard, there was a fatal accident involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars which no doubt put the brakes on the company’s self-driving plans. For example earlier this year they announced that they would not be renewing their self-driving permit in California.

It was also reported a couple of months ago that Uber had also laid off a bunch of their self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh and San Francisco. All of this seems to indicate that the company might no longer be interested in pursuing the technology, but that is not the case. In a report from Reuters, the company has stated that they are confident that they will be able to resume their self-driving testing later this year.

They also stated that they do not have plans to sell off the Advanced Technologies Group in which the self-driving tech is part of. Speaking to Reuters, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said that not only do they not have plans to sell the division, but they will also be working with other companies to try and get the tech off the ground. “We want to get the technology ready for prime time as soon as possible.”

He also reaffirmed that Uber still had plans to go public in 2019 and that the division will remain part of the company when that happens.

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