GoogleAlphabet autonomous driving unit Waymo has said it has applied to the California Public Utilities Commission to expand its self-driving service in Los Angeles.

Currently it is testing its services in the city, with rides requiring an invitation. 

Posting on X, formerly Twitter, the firm said: “We’ll continue our work with local policymakers, first responders and community organizations there [Los Angeles).”

It did not give details of a timeline for its service.

If granted a license, it would be able to fully operate its driverless fleet in the city.

It is already operating in San Francisco.

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Autonomous driving in the state of California has come under greater scrutiny following several incidents with Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving subsidiary.

Last year it was forced to suspend its services following a collision with a pedestrian in San Francisco.