Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a GoCar?

A: GoCar is the world’s first computer-guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that’s not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring San Francisco to life.

Q: How long does the tour take?

A: The tour can take as long as you like – that’s the whole point. You go at your own pace, not the pace set by a tour bus operator. As you go, you’re choosing the attractions you want to stop and see. You can complete the tour in as little as one hour if your time is limited. You can also make it a leisurely day trip if you’d rather, stopping to explore attractions or museums along the way. It’s totally your choice. If you’re having the time of your life, keep exploring! It’s a fantastic city and there is plenty to see.

Q: Can I stop along the way?

A: Of course. Like we’ve said, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!

Q: Do you have to stay on the tour?

A: Absolutely not! If there is a sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map we provide to navigate your own way through the city streets.

Q: Can I cross the Golden Gate Bridge?

A: No, but our tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.

Q: Do you have foreign-language tours?

A: Yes we offer multiple languages for the tours. The languages that are offered at each location and each tour are displayed on the tour booking page.

Q: How many people can fit in a GoCar?

A: A maximum of 2 people are able to ride in the vehicle.

Q: What if it rains on the day of my booking?

A: It is possible to go out in a GoCAR in the rain – on the day you can either reschedule your tour with us for a day we expect dry weather or you may cancel with no fee.

Q: How old do you have to be to rent a GoCar?

A: You must be over 21 years of age to be a driver in a GoCar.

Q: What clothing is appropriate for the convertible in San Francisco?

A: Bring layers. San Francisco has micro climates and the temperature can vary lots along the tour.

Q: Are GoCars available for corporate events or group outings?

A: Yes, we’re happy to discuss how we can help you create a uniquely tailored corporate event. Employees love GoCar outings! Contact us at 1-800-91-GoCar, or 415-441-5695.

Q: Can I use a foreign driver’s license to drive a GoCAR or do I need a International Driver’s Permit?

A: You can drive a GoCAR in California with any foreign driver’s license. If you have a foreign driver’s license that permits you to drive an automobile, then it also permits you to do so also in USA. If your license is already in English, then there is no need for a translation into English – which is what a International Driver’s Permit (IDP) does. Some states may require this translation. California does not recognize the IDP or need it. California does recognize a valid driver license that is issued by a foreign jurisdiction (country, state, territory) of which the license holder is a resident. The IDP is only a translation of information contained on a person’s foreign driver license and is not required to operate a motor vehicle in California.