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Uber once offered to partner with Tesla on self-driving cars — but Elon Musk said no (TSLA)
|05/17/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Tesla brushed off an offer last year by Uber to partner on self-driving cars.
The revelation comes from Wild Ride, a book written by Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky, which Bloomberg read in advance of its publication next week.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick pitched the partnership idea to Tesla boss Elon Musk, who said the idea was “too far out” and that Uber should continue focusing on its core ride-hailing platform, according to Bloomberg.
A few days after turning Kalanick down in the summer of 2016, Musk said he planned to enter the ride-hailing business, effectively competing with Uber.
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