Some poor dog-less souls don’t have a four-legged friend to deliver their slippers when it’s time to relax in the evening.
However, Japanese auto giant Nissan believes it may have found the solution with its new self-driving slippers. Yes, you read that correctly.
The company is demonstrating the autonomous footwear at a traditional inn, in the resort town of Hakone (via Reuters).
The two-wheeled slippers can drive themselves across the lobby and park themselves invitingly at the entrance for visitors to slip on as soon as they enter.
The slippers use the same automated driving technology as Nissan’s electric Leaf vehicle. Thanks to the ProPilot technology, the vehicle is able to find and back itself into parking spots.
“The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications,” said Nissan spokesman Nick Maxfield.
Within the rooms there are also floor cushions and low tables that while wheel themselves into position.
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