Driverless car startup is launching a ride-hailing service in Texas

Those vans will soon become the first driverless vehicles to pick up passengers in the state of Texas. In July,, a Mountain View, California-based startup, plans to launch a six-month pilot program in Frisco, a small city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

The Frisco pilot will use the Nissan NV200, the same boxy van that roams New York City streets as a yellow taxi. is starting small with just four vehicles that will operate during weekday daylight hours, serving an office park complex where about 10,000 people work.