Dashcam captures Uber self-driving car running red light

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An Uber-owned self-driving car has been caught running a red light as California regulators demand the company pulls cars from the road.

Dashcam footage shows the moment one of the company's fleet of autonomous Volvo XC90s fails to stop for a red light, something Uber blames on driver error. It says it has suspended the driver involved.

The ride-hailing app company has been testing self-driving vehicle technology on the roads of California, but local officials say it doesn't have the required permit to do so. The company argues that because support drivers in the car are expected to take regular control, it doesn't require the permit.

However, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said: "If Uber does not confirm immediately that it will stop its launch and seek a testing permit, DMV will initiate legal action."

When asked how police officers would deal with a self-driving car running a red light, one San Francisco officer said: "I don't even know. I guess we could pull them over."