Nissan creates self-parking slippers for hotel guests
By Georgina Vincent on Friday, March 23, 2018
Having already utilised a self-parking function in its vehicles, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan have now begun trialling the technology in a number of less-conventional items, including slippers.
Guests at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan Hotel are expected to leave their shoes at the door and trade them in for a pair of the special slippers when they are ready to leave they simply have to command the slippers to return at the end of the stay.
Once directed to park, wheels on the slippers activate and guide them back to where they are stored.
The technology doesn’t end with slippers however, as the hotel has begun using ProPilot technology in its footrests and television remotes, allowing them to be programmed to return to their rightful places. Using the self-driving objects staff are able to effectively tidy the room at the touch of a button.