Self-driving cars are now old news as Nissan takes one ‘chair’ forward with pro-pilot chairs.
The goal of the self-driving chair is to reduce the stress of standing in long queues and make them fun or at the very least, bearable.
The battery powered chair will automatically move ahead on a set path when it detects the space in front is free.
In a recent press release, Nissan noted that “the pro-pilot chair automatically follows another chair that’s ahead of it while maintaining a fixed distance in an already set path”.
There is a camera in each chair to detect when the chair ahead has moved.
The Epoch Times reports that when a customer reaches the front and stands up from the chair, the weight sensor makes the chair automatically navigate back to the start of the line.
The chair, Nissan said, “appeals to anyone who has queued for hours outside a crowded restaurant. It eliminates the tedium and physical strain of standing in line”.
Although Tokyo has over 100,000 restaurants, long queues are still prevalent.
Nissan promises that selected restaurants will have the ProPilot chair by next year.
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