Nissan Develops Self Parking Chair
Gareth Andrews / 8 years ago
We use them every day, sometimes we pay a lot of attention and sometimes we just forget about them as we go about our business. I’m obviously talking about chairs, from the PL-6000 Gaming Chairs to those simple little pieces of plastic that you get at schools and offices. So why not use some technology to upgrade them, that’s what Nissan thought at least when they decided to use their self-driving car technology to upgrade their office chairs.
Typically self-driving cars can go from A to B, even managing to park themselves. Amongst the many car companies, Nissan is one of many companies working on self-driving cars for some time now, but in their latest reveal, they’ve put that very same technology into the office chairs, enabling them to “park themselves” at the clap of a hand.
Using computers hidden within the base of the chairs and a central command unit, the chairs are given their commands and return to their tables, neatly tucking away after a busy day in the office. In the video, it shows the chairs used in everything from boardrooms to classroom set ups.
While they have no plans to produce the technology and furniture for the public, I can see plenty of offices and schools wanting to save those precious moments at the end of the day when you just want to go home.