Published on November 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
November 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley
This story about Uber and self-driving cars was first published by Gas2.
In the summer of 2015, Travis Kalanick, the boy-child founder of Uber, told Elon Musk if Tesla could build 500,000 self-driving cars, his company would buy them all. This was before Tesla began producing its first Model S sedans equipped with its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. Musk brushed off Kalanick at the time (and later indicated after much questioning that Tesla might be planning an Uber-like service itself), but Uber has been pursuing self-driving technology ever since and has made Pittsburgh the hub of its autonomous car research and testing.