Uber moves self-driv­ing cars from Cal­i­for­nia to Ari­zona

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PHOENIX | A fleet of self-driv­ing Uber cars is headed to Ari­zona af­ter they were banned from Cal­i­for­nia roads over safety con­cerns.

The an­nounce­ment came Thurs­day af­ter Ari­zona Gov. Doug Ducey sent sev­eral so­cial me­dia mes­sages tout­ing Ari­zona as an al­ter­na­tive to Cal­i­for­nia for the ride-hail­ing com­pany to test out its self-driv­ing cars.

Mr. Ducey, a Repub­li­can, took to Twit­ter to tout Ari­zona’s friendly business en­vi­ron­ment, say­ing Uber should ditch Cal­i­for­nia.

Uber said that it had shipped its cars to Ari­zona and will be ex­pand­ing its self-driv­ing pi­lot pro­gram in the next few weeks.

Cal­i­for­nia of­fi­cials an­nounced on Wed­nes­day they would re­voke the cars’ reg­is­tra­tions af­ter ne­go­ti­a­tions failed be­tween the ride-hail­ing com­pany and state reg­u­la­tors.

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