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Professor Arun Sundararajan explains Uber’s launch of self-driving cars without permits in California

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Excerpt from The Guardian -- "Experts note that Uber has an obvious financial interest in a system with minimal regulations. By ignoring California regulators, the corporation is attempting to preemptively create a framework in which self-driving cars are treated similarly to traditional vehicles, said Arun Sundararajan, a New York University business professor and expert on the sharing economy. 'The act of asking for permission is sort of a tacit admission that this needs to be regulated,' he said. 'They are playing a long game here … They’re trying to define what the regulatory space is going to look like.'"

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