On the road in San Francisco, riding in a driverless taxi | Automotive Industry News

The minutes drip by, and still no sign of any public transportation. I’m running late. Perched on the edge of a curb, squinting down the length of Market Street in the US city of San Francisco, I find myself twitchily tapping my phone, only to wince as the time ticks away.

But suddenly the traffic parts. A faint bell rings on the horizon. And up the Market Street rail line rumbles my deliverance: a 1928 wood-panelled tram in green-and-white trim.

Oh, the irony: I’m headed to test out one of the city’s newest transportation options while creaking down the road