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Amazon opens its sixth cashier-free Go store, this time in San Francisco

Amazon has just opened its sixth checkout-free grocery store, this time in San Francisco. Amazon Go lets you grab your items and leave, with technology ensuring that everything you take is tracked and charged to your account.
Cars

San Francisco is drowning in electric scooters. Will permits help?

We could soon be seeing many more electric scooters on the streets of San Francisco, now that the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced that it is looking to issue electric scooter permits by next month.
Outdoors

Lyft may join the party by putting its own electric scooters in San Francisco

As if the city doesn't already have enough of them, Lyft is reportedly looking into the idea of launching an electric-scooter service in San Francisco. Bird, Lime, and Spin launched similar services just two months ago.
Outdoors

Ford GoBike ebikes come to San Francisco to conquer those steep hills

Fans of bike-sharing schemes now have more ebike options if they find themselves in San Francisco. Following in the footsteps of Jump, Ford GoBike this week introduced 250 electric-powered bicycles to its fleet in the city.
Cars

Workhorse electric delivery vans are coming to San Francisco

Workhorse will send a fleet of its N-Gen electric delivery vans to the San Francisco Bay Area next month as part of a pilot program. The pint-sized N-Gen even comes with its own drone.
Smart Home

Starcity is housing San Franciscans in dorms like they’re back in college

Communal living is coming back in vogue -- or perhaps simply back into necessity -- in San Francisco, where companies like Starcity are turning large buildings into dorm rooms. Starcity has an 8,000 person waiting list.
Outdoors

Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game

Uber has joined forces with ebike company Jump to launch a bike-sharing pilot service in San Francisco. Using Uber's app, riders will be able to find nearby bikes and cycle for $2 per 30 minutes.
Business

Airbnb purges half of its San Francisco listings overnight

On Wednesday, a San Francisco law requiring hosts to register their properties went into effect and many Airbnb users failed to comply. As a result, the platform nixed nearly half of the city's rental options on the site.
Cars

Waymo returns home to San Francisco, where its self-driving tests first began

After taking some time away from the West Coast, Waymo is bringing its autonomous vehicle technology back to the place it all began -- San Francisco. The self-driving Chrysler Pacific has been seen making its way around the Bay Area.
Emerging Tech

Delivery robots may not be able to roam freely about San Francisco anymore

As tickled as you may be by the prospect of having little robots deliver your Seamless meals, Amazon orders, or other little luxuries to your doorstep, San Francisco's government don't exactly share in your excitement.
Cars

After failing 3 inspections, Chariot has been suspended in San Francisco

The California Public Utilities Commission suspended Ford-owned Chariot's operating permit after it failed not one, not two, but three consecutive California Highway Patrol inspections.
Cars

Get free Wi-Fi and melatonin-laced water on Cabin, a new luxury bus

Cabin is a new bus service that's more of a boutique hotel, and for now, it's only operating between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It comes with free Wi-Fi, melatonin-laced water, and more.
Emerging Tech

San Francisco’s diminutive delivery robots trundle into trouble

Ground-based delivery robots are being tested in several locations across the U.S. However, some are suggesting they're a safety hazard, with one San Francisco official keen to take them off the streets altogether.
Emerging Tech

Taking public transportation in San Francisco is going to get even greener

The California city's BART system has adopted "aggressive guidelines" enabling the transportation system to buy more power directly from renewable sources. Thanks to the newly approved policy, the BART is going greener than ever.
Cars

Uber does a U-turn and applies for a California self-driving permit

Just a couple of months after a permit-related spat forced its self-driving cars off the road in San Francisco, Uber says it's now ready to submit the necessary paperwork in order to resume testing.
Smart Home

MicroPAD apartments may soon help alleviate San Francisco’s homeless population

Designed to help fight the homeless crisis in San Francisco, MicroPADs are miniature, prefabricated homes which would cost the city just $1,000 per month, providing an inexpensive and sustainable housing option.
Cars

Uber forced to take its self-driving cars off the streets of San Francisco

Uber said Wednesday it has suspended testing of its self-driving cars in San Francisco after California's Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registrations for its fleet of autonomous vehicles.
Cars

Uber’s self-driving cars are making ‘dangerous’ turns across bike lanes

A leading member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition said he witnessed a self-driving Uber car cut across a bike lane twice last week in a "dangerous and illegal" maneuver. The ride-hailing company says its engineers are working to sort…