Uber CEO Called Elon Musk To Pitch Self-Driving Car Partnership

By Jon LeSage Ride-hailing giant Uber’s chief executive pitched Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year on partnering to develop autonomous cars, according to a book scheduled for release next week.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick called Musk last year soon after Apple Inc. had invested $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, Uber’s competitor in China. Kalanick intended to recruit Musk to join up and compete against Apple, but it didn’t go that way.
“I said, ‘Look man, we should partner,’” Kalanick said in the book. “Elon spent the rest of the call convincing me that it’s too far out, and it’s not realistic, that I should just

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