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Nissan Motor showcases slippers that can park themselves

04 Feb 2018 | By Bhavika Bhuwalka
Nissan unveils self-parking slippers

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has unveiled slippers that can 'park' themselves.

Once a user takes them off, he or she can make the self-driving slippers automatically return to a designated spot with the push of a button.

The car company has also unveiled floor cushions and tables that are programmed to self-park. Here is more on the rather unusual technology.

In context: Nissan unveils self-parking slippers

04 Feb 2018Nissan Motor showcases slippers that can park themselves

DetailsThe self-parking slippers feature wheels, sensors

The self-parking slippers feature two tiny wheels, a motor, and sensor cameras, all of which allow them to drive autonomously across wooden floors.

They make use of these sensors to locate a designated space and then park themselves in it.

The slippers, which come as a part of a bigger marketing campaign, are currently being displayed at Nissan's corporate headquarters in Yokohama.

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Slippers to raise awareness on automated driving technologies

"The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies - and their potential, nondriving applications," Nissan spokesperson Nick Maxfield said.
Slippers use Nissan car's autonomous parking technology

MotiveSlippers use Nissan car's autonomous parking technology

With the slippers, Nissan has showcased how its autonomous parking technology can be applied to everyday objects, promoting its automobile tech in a smart manner.

The self-parking slippers work on the same technology as Nissan's ProPilot self-parking system which is integrated in the battery-powered electric car Nissan Leaf.

With ProPilot, drivers can make the car self-park at the push of a button.

Nissan has also developed self-parking chairs in the past

This is not the first time Nissan is incorporating autonomous technology in daily objects. Earlier in 2016, the company had unveiled self-powered office chairs that could park themselves with a simple clap of the hands, saving employees the trouble of arranging them after a meeting.

In a shopping complex area, several users will come for purchasing. It means that there would be different customer chappals, how will they identify and park themselves?

Asked on 04-02-2018 by Anonymous
Answered by NewsBytes
Please note that this is a pilot project, which is actually a part of the marketing campaign. They are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies. These slippers are currently being displayed at Nissan's corporate headquarters in Yokohama, under controlled environment.
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Will parking location sensor accept all kinds of user slippers?

Asked on 04-02-2018 by Anonymous
Answered by NewsBytes
No, these are specially designed slippers. They have two tiny wheels, a motor, and sensor cameras, all of which allow them to drive autonomously across wooden floors.
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