Uber has a vested interest in driverless solutions. The company has been long-plagued with bitter legal battles from taxi companies and its drivers alike. Just this month, the California Labor Commission ruled in favor of a former Uber driver, granting her more than $4000 in business expenses. If other drivers come forward with the same claim, Uber could be forced to to reclassify its drivers as employees (they're currently contractors), and potentially pay overtime wages, payroll tax and health insurance. Driverless cars obviously don't demand the same type of equitable treatment as human drivers (at least not yet).