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With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives Japanese hospitality to a new level

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Do the wheels on these slippers and zabuton somehow disappear after parking, so users don't slip and slide all over the place?

Or, is this just for show, and actually serves no useful purpose other than marketing?

It's hard to tell from the article.

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having a pair of slippers come at you out of nowhere can scare the living bejesus out of some people...

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Slip hazard waiting to happen. A totally unnecessary add on that no one needs.

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Unless they are on sale in Daiso...ain't interested.

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Selling at Village Vanguard?

Their radio controlled issue box was fun.

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Issue = tissue

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For those making fun of this news, think about it as an large-scale cheap experiment of the self-parking system which is gonna be used on cars made by Nissan. Better have a slipper crashing into a wall than a car, right?

A lot of studies are implemented in seemingly useless stuff, but few people seem to notice they are just experiments which may be used in the future to make our life easier...

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For those making fun of this news, think about it as an large-scale cheap experiment of the self-parking system which is gonna be used on cars made by Nissan.

It's already being used by Nissan in the Leaf, as it states in the article. Toyota is also already selling self-parking cars. So, this seems like some kinda marketing campaign, which might be dangerous if the wheels remain exposed, and somebody attempts to walk in them.

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Maybe the wheels retract under human weight.

How do you get around at night? I can just see confused ryokan guests trying to grab their slippers as they scuttle away.

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Maybe the wheels work like the "roller shoes" that kids use:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_shoe

https://www.google.com/search?q=roller+shoes&tbm=isch

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It's already being used by Nissan in the Leaf, as it states in the article. Toyota is also already selling self-parking cars. So, this seems like some kinda marketing campaign, which might be dangerous if the wheels remain exposed, and somebody attempts to walk in them.

So what? Doesn't mean they are not seeking to improve it or make it cheaper.

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