Nissan has gone awesome yet again after its genius self-driving cars. The famous motor company has kitted out a traditional Japanese guesthouse with slippers, tables, floor cushions, all SELF-DRIVING!
As marketing gimmicks go, the idea behind the invention is to market its semi-autonomous ProPilot driving technology. Each slipper is equipped with two tiny wheels, a small motor, and sensors to drive across the wooden floor automatically to a designated spot after use.
The technology used in these slippers functions in a similar way to Nissan’s battery-powered electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf – which was the winner of the Best of Innovation at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
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Nissan promoted the campaign in the word of “entertaining guests and reducing staff workload” but it clearly seemed more geared towards selling the ‘no need to get up when the tech is up’ idea.
However, while talking to Reuters, Nissan’s spokesman Nick Maxfield said, “The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.”