The ProPILOT Chair is inspired by Nissan’s flagship autonomous driving technology
Nissan unveiled Tuesday its latest video showcasing innovations designed to bring the benefits of its intelligent mobility technology to the daily lives of customers.
Following the success of the Intelligent Parking Chair earlier this year, the new “ProPILOT Chair” automatically queues on behalf of its occupant, sparing them the hassle of standing in line.
Named after the company’s flagship autonomous driving technology, the ProPILOT Chair detects and automatically follows the chair ahead of it, maintaining a fixed distance and travelling along a set path.
This concept was inspired by Nissan’s latest ProPILOT technology — available on the Serena minivan in Japan since August — which allows the vehicle to maintain a safe distance behind the car ahead, and ensures that it stays in the center of its lane.
The company says ProPILOT Chair appeals to anyone who has ever spent hours standing in line. The same user-friendly philosophy underpins Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology, which was designed to ease driver workload by assisting with the most tiring and repetitive aspects of driving in heavy highway traffic.
Additionally, Nissan will ensure that the ProPILOT Chair receives real-world testing through a social media campaign held on Twitter.
Starting September 27 until December 27, restaurants across Japan will be able to apply to use the chairs by tweeting their name and webpage along with the hashtags #NissanProPilotChair #Wanted. For all other Twitter users, the recommended hashtag is #NissanProPilotChair.
Chosen restaurants that fill the logistic criteria will be able to showcase the chairs at their venue in 2017.