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There’s no shortage of companies testing autonomous cars in Los Angeles and everyday it seems more enter the city with the goal of addressing its transportation needs through self-driving rideshares.

See our timeline below for key developments in L.A.’s robotaxi industry, starting with the launch of Motional’s L.A. facility and moving through the most recent developments in companies looking to bring robotaxi service to SoCal.

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On a recent crisp winter morning outside an empty office park in the San Fernando Valley, there were no workers to be seen. That is unless one counts the cooler-sized delivery robot slowly whirring down the sidewalk as Felipe Chavez, founder and CEO of Kiwibot, nervously watched to make sure the droid did not veer of course.

Just as no one now thinks twice about seeing e-scooters that were non-existent before late 2017, the sight of a robot ferrying salads, pizza, or groceries could become common on Los Angeles sidewalks before this year is over.

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