If you were thinking we have seen it all, with this autonomous technology, think again. Automobile maker Nissan has just taken the autonomous competition a notch higher. Some would argue Nissan took it too high; crazy high. Nissan just debuted ProPilot Chair; a chair that moves about autonomously.
The gist with the ProPilot Chairs is that Nissan wants you to take your load off while queuing waiting for your turn to get served. As it works out, instead of you standing in line queuing, slowing moving towards the end of the line to get served. Nissan wants you to be seated on the ProPilot Chair and let it move you along the queue.
The chairs have sensors that enable them to follow one another while maintaining a safe distance between themselves. You might as well be finishing up on some work on your laptop, while you comfortably sit (not stand) in the queue.
On the flip side, there are some of the view that this development is perhaps the pro-laziness application of autonomous we have seen yet. Nonetheless, Nissan has already demoed the self-driving chairs at its headquarters …read more