Blending In With His Surroundings: 'Driverless' Silver Van In Virginia That Shocked Residents Was Actually Being Driven By A Man In A CAR SEAT Costume

A mysterious 'driverless' van spotted roaming the streets of Virginia is actually being driven by a human disguised as a car seat.

Residents were shocked last week to see the silver Ford Transit driving along main roads in Arlington without anyone behind the wheel.

Some had speculated that the vehicle was part of autonomous driving tests that are currently being carried out in Virginia.

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A mysterious 'driver-less' silver Ford Transit spotted roaming the streets of Arlington, Virginia is actually being driven by a human disguised as a car seat (above)

But when NBC reporter Adam Tuss spotted the driverless vehicle on Monday, he jumped at the chance to get to the bottom of the saga. 

He approached the vehicle and was stunned to see that the driver had been disguised as a car seat.

The man sitting in the driver's seat was wearing a beige and black costume that covered his body. 

His hands were the only thing visible and could be seen at the bottom of the steering wheel.

Residents were shocked last week to see the silver Ford Transit driving along main roads in Arlington without anyone behind the wheel

Virginia Tech has since claimed responsibility for the 'driverless' car. It is part of a study on how best to design automated vehicles

The reporter filmed himself approaching the vehicle, saying: 'Brother, who are you? What are you doing? I'm with the news, dude.'

Virginia Tech has since claimed responsibility for the 'driverless' car and Arlington County Police Department tweeted out news of the automated vehicle testing late on Monday.

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4769892/Driverless-van-driven-man-car-seat-costume.html

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