- Mike Nudelman/Business Insider
Don’t expect to see Uber’s CEO behind the wheel any time soon.
On stage at the Axel Springer NOAH Berlin tech conference, Travis Kalanick fessed up that he’s let his driver’s license expire.
As for owning a car? Yeah, that’s broken too.
During the on-stage interview, Kai Diekmann, editor-in-chief of German newspaper Bild, asked the ride-hailing CEO if he actually owned a car or even had a driver’s license at this point.
“I have a very weird car,” Kalanick said. “It’s a 1999 BMW M3 convertible. Now the alternator valve is broken and my driver’s license has expired. So it’s been a while.”
It’s no surprise given he founded one of the world’s largest transportation companies, although his entrance at the conference did include being driven in a Trabant that happened to be painted like a taxi.
Kalanick’s lack of a license though probably puts a hold on his escapades as an Uber driver. When he does have a license, he claims he’s a 5-star Uber driver and has even had passengers make out in the back seat while he’s been at the wheel.