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How Cornell disguised drivers to gauge the public’s reaction to autonomous vehicles

You’ve probably seen videos of pranks where people camouflage themselves as a car seat and drive around scaring people, but you probably didn’t know that researchers actually do that sort of thing to yield a scientific result. A team from Cornell Tech led a study in which a person was disguised as a car seat while driving through several international cities to gauge the public’s reactions to driverless vehicles.

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