Google's Waymo will launch the first public road tests of its self-driving minivans later this month.
The trials will take place in California and Arizona, according to Waymo chief executive John Krafcik.
Modified Chrysler Pacificas with Waymo-designed sensors were on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where Mr Krafcik spoke.
One tech analyst said the industry would keenly watch Waymo's performance in the coming months.
Waymo plans to develop self-driving technology and provide it to established carmakers. The company was formally launched by Google in December.
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