Uber makes big land buy for new test track

Pittsburgh – In what ranks as one of the company’s biggest real estate deals yet in western Pennsylvania, an affiliate of Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) has bought nearly 600 acres of land in Findlay Township.

Jerry Bunda, president of Imperial Land Corp., said his company has closed on selling a 596-acre tract of land to San Francisco-based Uber affiliate 3 Rivers Holdings LLC for $9.5 million.

Sarah Abboud, a spokeswoman for Uber, confirmed the company has closed on buying the land. She had no further details on the plans for the land, beyond confirming that it will be used for a track…

The new facility is expected to employ as many as 200 people and come with a observation tower and other developments to create a 24-hour simulated environment in which to test Uber’s autonomous vehicle technology that brought it to Pittsburgh in 2015.