Pittsburgh-based driverless car company says its vehicles likely won’t be owned by individuals

In a Medium post published on Mon., Sept. 9, the head of Pittsburgh-based driverless car company Argo AI shared some realities about the autonomous vehicle industry.

Bryan Salesky, CEO of Argo AI, wrote that his company is currently designing self-driving cars to only operate within “specific areas of a city” and the autonomous vehicle system won’t be created for individual ownership.

“The system currently under development is not intended to be applied to vehicles that will be purchased and owned by individuals or to travel outside of their operational areas,” wrote Salesky.

Basically, the head of one of the largest autonomous vehicle (AV) companies in the world is saying that the dream of owning a robot car that will personally chauffeur passengers to any destination they want is unrealistic.