Sources: Argo AI co-founders nearing major office deal for next autonomous vehicle startup in the Strip District

What may end up being Pittsburgh’s next great autonomous vehicle startup hope for the city’s Robotics Row is nearing a final agreement with Burns Scalo Real Estate to take in the range of 70,000 square feet of the Vision on Fifteenth, the development firm’s 265,000-square-foot, mixed-use development along Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Sources aware of the potential deal indicate that an as-yet-to-be-fully-announced company — the name remains yet to be made publicly known — is being led by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander, who in 2016 co-founded since-shuttered Argo AI LLC. The duo are in the market for a new office, potentially looking elsewhere in the Strip District as well, while they ramp up for the potential hiring of hundreds of workers locally amid some major capital raising for the new venture.