Ford disguises driver as car seat to test reactions to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are coming along in leaps and bounds, but a lot of questions remain over exactly how comfortable the average person will be with them roaming the streets. To better understand public reactions to such scenarios along with how these vehicles can broadcast their movements, Ford has done the logical thing and disguised a human driver as a car seat to fool passers by. .. Continue Reading Ford disguises driver as car seat to test reactions to autonomous vehicles Category: Automotive Tags: Autonomous Vehicles Ford Self-Driving Virginia Tech Related Articles: Marine Corps tests autonomous mini-truck Exoskeletons may be coming to a hardware store near you Virginia Tech receives funding to develop vehicle-to-vehicle communication framework Criminal Minds: Brain scans spot the difference between inte

Ford disguises driver as car seat to test reactions to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are coming along in leaps and bounds, but a lot of questions remain over exactly how comfortable the average person will be with them roaming the streets. To better ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Gizmag

Ford admits role in CAR SEAT costume 'driverless' stunt

It's been known the viral video showing a man disguised in a car seat costume controlling a van was part of a self-driving car test and not just a spoof, but it's now been revealed Ford was ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

Ford wants self-driving cars to communicate with flashing lights

Here's a question: how does a self-driving car reveal its intentions to you without an audio cue? Humans can gesture when they let you cross the street, but autonomous vehicles ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Engadget

I sat in the seat suit of Fordís fake self-driving car

Virginia Tech researchers made a fake self-driving car to test public reactions.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Arstechnica

Ford self-driving test van 'talks' to pedestrians via light signals

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a way to enable self-driving vehicles to communicate their movements visually to pedestrians, cyclists and to ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Reuters Technology

Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving

 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 ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from TechCrunch

Ford Exploring Light Signaling For Self-Driving-Vehicle-To-Pedestrian Communication

One of the points made by those skeptical of self-driving vehicles is that since such systems aren't human, they may make assumptions and follow through with actions at the expense of individual ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from CleanTechnica

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