Their mission was to make consumers more at ease with autonomous vehicle technology. So they made a see-through car, and then placed non-see-through monitors on the “windows”, and then exhibited it to a bunch of geeks at a show where the public isn’t allowed. I must be old, because I don’t get it.
Personally, I don’t care if my first autonomous vehicle has a space for a human. The most expensive part of driving is my time. I want my car to do things by itself - it’s supposed to be self-driving, so why does it need me??? I want my second autonomous vehicle to be a RV. I despise RVs, but if one could pick me up from work on Friday and I could wake up 12, 14 hours away, well now that would be useful. As would sending it off a day or two ahead of a vacation to meet me at the destination airport. If you want to make people comfortable with self-driving cars, show them what they’re missing.