• Tesla expects to produce 500,000 electric cars that year, and Uber is interested in acquiring all of them. That boast comes not directly from Kalanick himself, but from Steve Jurvetson–an early Tesla investor and board member.
  • He claimed that autonomous driving could significantly reduce the number of taxis on New York City streets, and still allow patrons to get a ride within 30 seconds of hailing one.
  • Tesla has been building cars equipped with hardware for the first phase of its “autopilot” autonomous technology since last fall, although the system still isn’t available to consumers. Initially, cars will be able to pass other vehicles with no involvement from the driver other than the flick of a turn signal.

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