Slippers that “park” themselves at the hotel entrance for guests to use? If it’s in technology-crazy Japan, it’s totally possible. In a collaboration with Nissan, a company that goes beyond manufacturing cars, ProPilot Park Ryokan inn will be featuring self-driving slippers that operate at the push of a button.
The slippers use Nissan’s ProPilot Park technology and are each equipped with two tiny wheels, a motor, and a sensor. The technology used for the slippers is the same as the one in Nissan’s latest version of its all-battery electric Leaf vehicle, which come with high-tech sensors and cameras that allow the automobile to locate and park driver-less.
Guests will be greeted by these slippers at the entrance.
So how does the ProPilot techology work? According to Daily Mail:
“It uses four high-resolution cameras capable of real-time image processing and 12 sonar sensors placed around the vehicle to assess the vehicle’s surroundings.”
“Drivers activate the technology by pressing a button. The button must be held the entire time, unlike the hands-free Tesla Model S.”
“Taking a finger off the button will cause the vehicle to stop immediately.”
“Drivers can apply breaks if necessary, but ProPilot Park otherwise handles the accelerator, braking and steering input when the car is parking.”
The self-driving slippers wese created to reduce staff load at the hotel and promote autonomous vehicles.
It is scheduled to be used by selected guests this March.
The technology was also incorporated into traditional low tables and floor cushions so they can wheel themselves into place.
The ProPilot Park Ryokan inn is located around 47 miles southwest of Tokyo and boasts magnificent views of Mount Fuji.
“The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications,” said Nick Maxfield, a spokesman for Nissan.
Nissan, who produced self-driving office chairs in 2016, plans to release a self-driving car on the streets by 2020.
Watch the video to see the technology in action:
10 Proofs That Convinced People The Moon Landings Were A Hoax
Gathered by the theorists, examine the evidence and see if NASA really staged the moon landings.
Apparently, not everyone in this world believes that the moon landings are true. The theory suggests that the US government staged everything in order to win the space race against Russia. And over time, this “conspiracy theory” has grown in popularity. In fact, 20 percent of the Americans, according to a recent survey, believe that NASA never landed on the moon.
While this continues to be debated up to this day, it cannot be denied that evidence gathered by conspiracy theorists are quite interesting. In this list, we present to you said evidence suggesting that the moon landings were merely faked.
#10. The Waving Flag
Moon landing deniers pointed out that when the landing took place – which was televised, by the way – the American flag can be seen waving. This happened right after Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong planted it. There were also photos showing a ripple in a breeze, thus somehow showing a fold in the flag. NASA has since denied the allegation, saying that the flag was kept in a thin tube. This reportedly led to the ripple effect seen by the audience....
Here’s What Will Happen If Earth Would Stop Spinning
It’s not going to be pretty.
We've been taught a lot about Earth's rotation in school -- that basically, our planet rotates on its axis once each day, which is approximately 24 hours. But have you ever wondered what exactly would happen if the world stopped turning?
The Earth's rotation is actually slowing down with time. Although it would take billions and billions of years before the Earth would stop turning and have a day that’s as long as a year, we can’t help but wonder what happens by then. With improved knowledge about Earth, scientists are able to give us some answers.
#1. The Earth will stand still but everything else will move at the same speed as the Earth was turning before.
We may not notice the speed at which our planet is spinning, but if it stopped, everything will be thrown eastward and then eventually falling down, Sten Odenwald from NASA said. The speed is at its greatest in the equator at 1,670 kilometers per hour. ...
New Promising Blood Test Can Detect 8 Types of Cancers Early On
The blood test can be cheaper than other screening tests like a colonoscopy.
Cancer sucks. It’s a silent killer that can strike anytime without the person knowing it. In most cases, its detection comes too late as the killer cells have already spread. But researchers at Johns Hopkins University aim to change that with their new and promising blood test.
Called CancerSEEK, the new test could help doctors spot cancers earlier on, before the spread of cancer cells and before onset of symptoms. In turn, patients can have better chances of getting successful treatments and survival.