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Nissan's ‘self-parking slippers’ come to life

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Published : Jan 26, 2018, 3:08 pm IST
Updated : Jan 26, 2018, 3:08 pm IST

The company also plans to introduce a range of self-driven cars by2020.

The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.
 The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.

We all wear slippers but had you ever imagined that there would be a time soon when the slippers will ‘park’ themselves at the entrance. Yes, you read that right. Hands- free hospitality is now possible due to Nissan Motor Co’s new innovation.

The company has developed a system for slippers which enable the pair to find a corner of a room by the push of a button. The same technology has been used by the company in the latest version of its all-battery electric Leaf vehicle. The slippers have two tiny wheels each and motor and sensors, which enable them to move. The sensors and cameras help the car to locate park itself without any driver input.

 This technology has been names as ProPilot Park technology. Introduced in Japan, these will be available for guests to use upon arrival at hotels and inns.

A spokesperson from Nissan said, “The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.”

This latest innovation can now be experienced at an inn, which is located in the resort town of Hakone, near Mt. Fuji in Tokyo. Only selected guests will be able to experience the technology in March 2018.

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