Waymo’s Driverless Taxi Service Debuts In Arizona, Promises Slow Rollout

If you have dreamed of opening an app, entering a destination and within minutes sliding into an autonomous vehicle — so has Waymo.

Since last year, its white mini-vans — mounted with small turrets and sensors — have shuttled Arizona riders around the Phoenix area.

This month, the Google spinoff company launched the country’s first commercial, driverless taxi service, called Waymo One. But Valley residents shouldn’t plan on calling one just yet.

Waymo One is currently only open to a small pool of users, within a defined geographic area and with backup drivers in the car.