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Fisker to establish new technology center in San Francisco

Green Car Congress

announced details surrounding its first dedicated engineering and technology center, to be located in the Mission District of San Francisco. We’re calling the San Francisco office ‘Source Code’ – which also marks the start of a naming convention for all our facilities going forward. Fisker Inc.

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Waymo riders most frequently travel to these areas of San Francisco: data

Teslarati

Alphabet-owned robotaxi company Waymo has been operating driverless ride-hailing services in San Francisco for around six months, and new data shows where riders are going most with the service. You can see the area in which Waymo is approved to operate in San Francisco below.

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Driverless ride-hailing increased significantly in San Francisco last year

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Driverless ride-hailing is rapidly increasing in San Francisco, California, and recent data shows that it has continued to grow even after an incident involving a passenger with General Motors (GM) subsidiary Cruise. You can see the Waymo and Cruise data as compiled by San Francisco Chronicle’s Sriharsha Devulapallo below.

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GM suing San Francisco to refund over $108 million in Cruise taxes

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General Motors (GM) is suing the city of San Francisco for allegedly taxing the automaker unfairly by using its self-driving unit Cruise to subject the company to $108 million in taxes over a seven-year period. Last week, GM filed a lawsuit against San Francisco — dubbed General Motors Co.

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More Cruise fallout: GM sues San Francisco for $121 million

Electrek

The fallout from robotaxi company Cruise continues, as now General Motors has just filed a lawsuit against San Francisco for $121 million, in what it calls unfair taxes and penalties since it acquired Cruise. more… The post More Cruise fallout: GM sues San Francisco for $121 million appeared first on Electrek.

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CPUC approves permits for Cruise and Waymo to charge fares for driverless passenger service in San Francisco

Green Car Congress

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved resolutions granting additional operating authority for Cruise and Waymo to conduct commercial passenger service using driverless vehicles in San Francisco. The approval includes the ability for both companies to charge fares for rides at any time of day.

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Driverless Waymo car vandalized and set on fire in San Francisco

Electrek

Yesterday evening, an autonomous Waymo car was set on a fire in San Francisco. The moment was captured and recorded on social media by several bystanders.