Okay...this post is nothing particularly special and may look like a bunch of junk to some. A friend of mine works at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He invited me to stop by sometime to see their seating buck. This is the 'car' they use in their testing. They took a real car, cut everything off but the front seating area and hooked it to a bunch of computers. There are three large screens used for video displays. The instrument panel and controls can be set in different configurations, there is a computer to track where you're looking and a bunch of other stuff.
I had a particular interest in it since they were using a 1st gen Dodge Daytona. I wanted one of these when I was in high school and bought one in 2000.
In February he told me they were going to decommission the Daytona in preparation for a new model. I got a chance to go see their setup and even got to 'drive' it a bit.
All in all I'm glad I got a chance to see this before it was dismantled.