Tuesday August 08, 2017

"Driverless" Van in Virginia Was Actually Driven by Man Dressed like Car Seat

A self-driving car was reportedly being tested on public roads in Arlington, Virginia, but in reality, it was just some guy driving around in a car seat costume: the discovery was made by News4 reporter Adam Tuss, who approached the vehicle but saw a man’s hands and legs below the wheel. "Brother, who are you? What are you doing? I'm with the news, dude," Tuss said.

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From the road, the unmarked gray van eerily looks like it's moving without a driver. The entire front seat looks empty. But when Tuss looked inside, he saw a man wearing a beige and black costume that covered his entire torso. His arms poked out of the bottom of the costume to steer. His face was completely covered, like that of a sports mascot who can see out, but no one can see in. "I looked out and I said, 'Oh my God, there's a guy in a seat costume," Tuss said. "How's that possible? Your brain can't get around it for a second."