Lawyers from Uber, DMV, state to meet Wednesday

The Uber self-driving car saga may finally come to a head Wednesday.

Attorneys from Uber are set to meet with California Attorney General’S Office, and attorneys from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the San Francisco Examiner has confirmed.

Details of the meeting, first reported by the San Francisco Business Times, are scant. When asked to confirm the meeting, a DMV spokesperson wrote, “Yes,” in an email, and did not elaborate on further questions. The California Attorney General’s Office wrote Uber on Friday, threatening a lawsuit if the ride-hail giant did not take its self-driving cars off of California roads.

Uber’s self-driving cars launched to acrimony in San Francisco last week. The DMV said the ride-hail giant lacked proper permits to operate the cars on the road, while Uber maintained it did not need the permits because its cars were not fully self-driving.

SEE RELATED: Mayor Lee demands Uber obtain permit for self-driving vehicles on SF streets

Mayor Ed Lee told the Examiner on Monday that he directed the City Attorney’s Office to explore joining the California attorney general in any potential lawsuit against Uber.

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