Car Animation

Hello to all. Im wandering how to animate a car and have a person move along with it. Im using a car setup like the one Philippe Roubal used in his tutorial. This involves vertex parenting the car to a curve to have the car follow the curve. Im wandering how i can have a rigged character follow along (driving the car) while still be able to pose him through the drive. Would a simple root bone on the rig do the trick?

yep, that should work just fine.