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Jackson Freud | Jul, 10 2015 | 4 Comments

According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car upstart, will build at least 500,000 vehicles annually by 2020.

And if Musk can make good on his plans to develop Tesla’s self-driving technology to the point “that a car can be summoned from a garage”, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apparently wants to take them all.

According to Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson, Kalanick made the boast during an address at the recent ‘Top Ten Tech Trends’ dinner in Santa Clara, California.

Kalanick, Jurvetson reported, boasted that if Tesla can achieve its goal of producing half-a-million fully-autonomous cars in five years, he will purchase the whole lot for his Uber ride-sharing service.

Meanwhile, although Telsa CEO Elon Musk claims Tesla is continuing to develop more mature autonomous technologies, the company is still in the first phase of rolling out its ‘autopilot’ cabability.

But assuming Tesla does reach its goal and Uber’s fleet becomes self-driven, how would passengers feel about the shift? Are people ready to be chauffeured around town by robotic cars?

Certainly, a driverless autonomous vehicle service is a perfect fit for Uber’s global plans. Eliminating the driver cuts a significant operating cost from the ledger.

Whatever results from these musings by Kalanick, the year 2020 may very well see 500,000 big changes.

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