Self-driving car startup is pulling out of Frisco, Texas — one of its launch cities — later this week, it announced on Monday. The move comes months after it began piloting its driverless tech in the City of Arlington, Texas, and shortly after emerged that the San Francisco startup has been actively seeking a buyer.
The reason for the move is twofold, company officials said. Its contract with Frisco, where operated a small fleet of autonomous Nissan NV200s shuttles on a single route between an office park and high-end shopping complex, ends late this month. And it’s seeking “the right venue” to expand its technology and grow its business; only about 20 percent of its Frisco customers used the ride-hailing service more than once a