Wired magazine – This week in the future of cars: perfidious greed 1


THIS WEEK WAS all about bold behavior: fake robots slinging pizzas, dignified statues wearing wearing wigs to celebrate crap cars, startups taking bald-faced swipes at Tesla and its electric dominance. But no move was so naked and downright nutsy as Uber investor Shervin Pishevar’s public call-to-arms, a statement that addressed (in mind-boggling grandiosity) the legal battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and the ridehail company’s board.

Didja miss it all? Don’t worry, ye “bitterly barren barons of moral turpitude.” Let’s get you caught up.

Other headlines from Wired

  • Alex took us to the wilds of Seaside, California, where some cheeky car owners and tinkerers exhibited decidedly cruddy vehicles, their riposte to the ultra-fancy Concours d’Elegance held the same weekend in neighboring Pebble Beach.
    Jack checked out Ford’s fun, new autonomous vehicle project, delivering Domino’s pizzas to the very hungry denizens of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    It was a heckuva week for scandal-plagued ridehail giant Uber. Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi won the gold foil ticket to replace Travis Kalanick at the company’s head, and immediately walked into an epic boardroom brawl.
    The annual Frankfurt Motor Show—the largest of its kind on the planet—is nigh, and so the European automakers crack their knuckles.

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