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April 7, 2016

Chandler is the first city in Arizona to test Google’s self-driving cars

The City of Chandler has been selected by Google as the next testing location for its self-driving car project. Four test cars already have hit the streets of Chandler to create a detailed map of the streets as well as get more experience driving in desert conditions. Residents can expect to see test cars as Google continues to prepare for the unveiling of its self-driving cars.

“I’m honored that Google selected Chandler as the first city in Arizona to continue testing its self-driving cars project,” said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “Google is a perfect fit; adding to our growing list of technology companies doing business in Chandler. This decision by Google cements our reputation as the premiere innovation and technology hub of the Southwest.”

Google's testing will begin in Chandler and expand to other parts of the Phoenix metro area, making it the fourth location in the country to host a testing program. Testing fleets are currently in the cities of Mountain View, Calif., Austin, Texas and Kirkland, Wash.

For more information on how the car works, residents may visit Residents also can share feedback on how the cars are driving and how they would like to use a self-driving car.