Be an early rider
Help shape the future of self-driving cars. Join our early rider program—a public trial of Waymo’s self-driving vehicles.
How it works

As an early rider, you’ll be able to use our self-driving cars to go places you frequent every day, from work, to school, to the movies and more. Then, you’ll be able to share your thoughts and experiences with our team to help shape the future of how our self-driving cars will work.

We’re searching for early riders in parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert. Come join us in making it safer and easier for everyone to get around!

Meet our first riders
We’re looking to learn from people with diverse transportation needs. Here are some of the first riders who are already using our self-driving cars every day.
Ted and Candace
A typical day in Ted and Candace’s household is full of busy activities across both the parents and their four children: Abbi, Brielle, Izzy and Trey. This lively family is now using our self-driving cars to get to work, shuttle four kids to school and juggle everything from the parents’ weekly date night to their children’s soccer practice. They are excited about giving everyone in their home a greater sense of freedom and independence.
Amy and Paul
Amy and Paul love to inject fun into their lives, whether it’s through rock climbing, attending concerts or traveling. When it comes to getting around, they do their best to minimize wasted time and make the most of their day. With Waymo, they can now get to their favorite activities without worrying about feeling tired while driving or having to circle for parking on weekends.
Priscila and Victor
Priscila and Victor moved to the US from Brazil. They share one car, but with Waymo, they are now able to tackle commutes in opposite directions. Having a sense of meaning and impact is important to them: they volunteer and are very active at church. As early riders, they can now relax on their way to church activities, while also contributing feedback to Waymo and shaping a future where it’s easier for everyone to get around.
Apply to be an early rider

While our goal is to bring self-driving technology to as many people as possible, we're accepting a limited number of early riders at this time. If you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, we'd love to learn more about your transportation needs and understand why you’re excited to help shape the future of self-driving cars.

To start, enter the following information to check your eligibility. Only one application is needed per household.

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Apply to be an early rider

While our goal is to bring self-driving technology to as many people as possible, we're accepting a limited number of early riders at this time. If you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, we'd love to learn more about your transportation needs and understand why you’re excited to help shape the future of self-driving cars.

To start, enter the following information to check your eligibility. Only one application is needed per household.

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Thank you for applying to Waymo’s early rider program!

You will receive an email from us within the next 24 hours letting you know that we've received your application.

While our goal is to bring self-driving technology to as many people as possible, please note that we're accepting a limited number of early riders at this time. We plan to expand our program throughout the year, and if there's an opportunity for you to use our self-driving cars, we'll be sure to get in touch as soon as we can!

If you have more questions, please visit our early rider program FAQ.

We’re working on it!

We’re not in your area at the moment, but we’re working every day towards making self-driving cars a reality for everyone. Thank you for your interest in our early rider program!

If you have more questions, please visit our early rider program FAQ.

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We can’t accept your application at this time. Please ask your parent to complete the application on behalf of your household instead. Thank you for your interest in our early rider program!

If you have more questions, please visit our early rider program FAQ.