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Nissan Makes Self-Parking Slippers

Nissan Makes Self-Parking SlippersNissan Makes Self-Parking Slippers

Japan’s famed hospitality has just stepped up a gear with the arrival of self-parking slippers, floor cushions, and even tables. A traditional Japanese inn near Tokyo is testing out the new products, built by one of the nation’s car giants, Nissan. Designed to showcase the company’s ProPilot Park autonomous technology (seen in the electric 2018 Nissan Leaf, it lets cars park themselves), the slippers and other items are fitted with a modified version comprising sensors and motors (and tiny wheels!) that steer them to their original location with a simple press of a remote button, Digital Trends reported. Guests are certainly impressed. “It’s incredible,” a man marvels as a self-driving cushion trundles toward him.  Nissan spokesperson Nick Maxfield told Reuters the self-parking slippers are supposed to “raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications.”

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