Uber’s self-driving cars set to return, but they’re already struggling a bit

A fatal crash earlier this year took Uber’s self-driving program off the road. Now it’s making a low-key return, reports the New York Times.

But even as the company has lowered expectations, its autonomous car technology has faced considerable issues. The cars have reacted more slowly than human drivers and struggled to pass so-called track validation tests, the last step before returning to city streets, according to a dozen Uber documents and emails as well as interviews with seven current and former employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to talk publicly about the company.