Enlarge / PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 22: An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Uber has built its Uber Technical Center in Pittsburgh and is developing an autonomous vehicle that it hopes will be able to transport its millions of clients without the need for a driver. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
On Thursday, the San Jose Mercury News reported that Uber applied for a permit to test its self-driving cars on California roads.
In December, the company said that it would not apply for the permit, but its Thursday announcement reverses this position.
The news comes after a very public spat between the ride-hailing startup and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

That spat ended with the California DMV revoking registrations for Uber’s test vehicles after Uber refused to apply for permitting. Uber had claimed that its cars were merely equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and didn’t require permitting.
Uber took its cars to Arizona, where the state assured the company that it wouldn’t have to apply for a special permit to test self-driving software.
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