Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET Wednesday
The future of Uber's self-driving car program is likely nonexistent in California, at least for now.
The company announced it will not renew Uber's permit through the state's Department of Motor Vehicles to continue testing a fleet of autonomous-driving cars on California roads, following last week's deadly crash in Tempe, Arizona.
"We decided to not reapply for a California DMV permit with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate on public roads in the immediate future," a spokesperson told The Verge.
Uber voluntarily suspended all of its self-driving programs in cities around the country. The current permit from the California DMV is set to expire on March 31, according to the Associated Press.