Yes, you read that correctly: Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade a a true self-driving vehicle. Why? To evaluate how passers by, other drivers on the road and cyclists reacted to sharing the road with an autonomous vehicle. The trial, conducted with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, also made use of a light bar mounted on the top of the… Read More...
Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving