Waymo's driverless taxi service details revealed in DMV application So, Google seems to be beating Tesla to the driverless taxi network. In Q1 call Musk said they expect to be ready technically by EOY 2019. Waymo claims to have Level 4 capability now and applied to DMV to operate the first 52 vehicles, hoping to operate 20K in 2 years. Tesla will need to play a catch up game here. One interesting thing is that they plan to test in the heavily-mapped area. So, FSD will depend on maps being up-to-date. I assume Tesla will want to use someone else's maps, rather than create their own from scratch. Will Google though want to be liable, if someone else's FSD car jumps off the cliff due to incorrect maps? Interesting how this will get resolved.