Like most major automakers, Nissan is hard at work developing advanced autonomous driving systems . But Nissan’s semi autonomous ProPilot Assist tech isn’t just for cars.
Nissan announced on Thursday it is offering a high-tech night at a traditional Japanese hotel filled with, of all things, self-parking slippers.Nissan added its brand’s ProPilot Park technology to a number of items, including slippers, tables and floor cushions.
Each item is capable of moving back to a specified location after being moved, similar to how Nissan’s ProPilot Park system is capable of using the steering, brakes and throttle to maneuver a vehicle into a parking space without human input.
Each slipper has two small wheels, a motor, and sensors that allow it to cruise around the floors and find the perfect place to park.
Nissan said the self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.
Nissan intends on having a self-driving car on the market by 2020.