SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Tweets are flying and Reddit users are in a buzz Thursday morning with news that a “mystery car” was spotted cruising around San Francisco Wednesday. It turns out that there is little mystery about where the concept car came from – Mercedes Benz.
It appears the vehicle is the the Mercedes F 015 concept car which which “is offering a vision of autonomous driving in the future,” according to a promotional video. Unlike some other self-driving cars, this one apparently offers a steering wheel. But apparently it will also allow for some unconventional seating arrangements.
Here’s a closer peek at what it’s supposed to look like:
A Mercedes representative says the car was not driving itself in San Francisco Wednesday.
“Some development work is being done with the vehicle at our Research & Development facility in Sunnyvale. We are using the proximity to San Francisco to get footage and photos for future use,” said Diedra Wylie of Mercedes-Benz USA.