Like with the other incidents, there have been first-hand reports of Uber's Volvos making illegal maneuvers through bike paths. Rather than making a right turn through a bike lane by merging over and then turning, the Volvos have been making quick, last-minute turns that could cause an accident if there was a cyclist in the way. Chances of such an accident are pretty good, as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation agency says the city has more than 200 miles of bike lanes and tens of thousands of rides each day.
The San Francisco Bike Coalition has issued a warning to cyclists to be on the lookout for Uber's self-driving fleet. They even provide a handy image that shows the illegal maneuver the vehicles are making. The group's executive director, Brian Wiedenmeier, took a ride in one of the vehicles before the mass release. He claims he witnessed the bike lane move first hand and reported it to Uber's engineers.
Uber has said they're working on a software solution to the issue, implying that it's a problem with the vehicle and not a result of the human driver's intervention. In the meantime the company continues to operate its autonomous fleet. The company says its vehicles have humans in their driver's seats and therefore don't actually break any laws and don't need to cease operations.