Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit

Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit

A woman rides a motorized scooter in April 2018 in San Francisco’s Washington Square Park. Tired of San Francisco sidewalks being used as a testing ground for delivery robots, drones, and electric scooters, city supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a new regulatory office that would require businesses to get permits before trying out new technology that uses public space.
A man walks past an electric scooter that was dumped into a trash can in San Francisco.

Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit

A woman rides a motorized scooter in April 2018 in San Francisco’s Washington Square Park. Tired of San Francisco sidewalks being used as a testing ground for delivery robots, drones, and electric scooters, city supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a new regulatory office that would require businesses to get permits before trying out new technology that uses public space.
A man walks past an electric scooter that was dumped into a trash can in San Francisco.
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