The undeniable fact remains that a very common childhood dream shared by almost each one of us was to possess a pair of ‘wings beneath to fly’. Well, the disparity is always the common word between dreams and reality. But, if not wings, how about a pair of slippers that would ‘park’ themselves at the entrance?
Sounds interesting, right?!! Yes, this has happened in reality. Hands- free hospitality is now possible due to Nissan Motor Company’s latest innovation.
To ponder deep, the company has recently developed a system for slippers which would enable the pair to find any corner of a room by the push of a button. This same technology has been used by the company in the latest version of its all-battery electric Leaf vehicle. These slippers have two tiny wheels each with motor and sensors, which would enable them to move. Further, the sensors and cameras help the car to locate the parking itself without any driver input.
Further, this technology has been named as Pro Pilot Park technology which got its initial introduction in Japan and would be available for guests to use upon arrival at hotels and inns.
To this, a spokesperson from Nissan added that “The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.”
Right now, this latest innovation can be experienced at “ProPilot Park Ryokan” inn, which is located in the resort town of Hakone, near Mt. Fuji in Tokyo. But, only selected guests would be able to experience the technology in March 2018.