Just to let you know, it doesn’t look like this is part of some scientific experiment to teach dogs how to drive or anything. This is a promotion from the New Zealand SPCA, to show how smart shelter dogs are.
You can watch a video after the jump, and you can see that there is a Mini Clubman modified for dogs with a padded wheel and gear shift. All the controls are for the hands or, in this case, paws.
I suppose that Porter, Ginny, and Monty will be dogs that will be adopted soon. I’m not certain if driving dogs will be some sort of trend, but if it is, I suppose I have to imagine a world with doggie drivers. These dogs will have their heads out their windows, I would imagine.