The Wall Street Journal: Uber’s self-driving program hits another pothole

PITTSBURGH—A pilot program that allowed Uber Technologies Inc. to launch its first self-driving cars in this former steel town has hit a road bump.

It isn’t about regulation, which steered Uber’s driverless program out of San Francisco. Nor is it about safety, which last month led the ride-hailing firm to temporarily suspend its self-driving testing after an accident in Arizona. In Pittsburgh, some top officials say Uber isn’t giving back enough to the community.

Read: Uber suspends driverless-car program after Arizona crash

“If they are going to be involved in economic disruption, they have a moral obligation to society,” said Mayor Bill Peduto.

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