Nissan’s autonomous chairs commence a public trial in Japan 2017


Tired of standing in the queues. So Nissan’s self-driving Chair is just perfect for you. For the tired legs of Britain and elsewhere, however, queueing could soon be a thing of the past.

Nissan unveiled the chair which is named after the company’s flagship autonomous driving technology, the ProPilot. It uses the same technology in the Nissan Serena minivan, a semi-autonomous vehicle that helps the car stay in the middle of a lane and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

“The ProPilot chair appeals to anyone who has ever spent hours standing in line. It automatically queues on behalf of the occupant, sparing them the hassle of standing in line.” Said Nissan

The company hasn’t yet announced plans to launch the chairs elsewhere, so for now London restaurant-goers will have to put up with standing in hour-long queues. Self-Driving technology has also been applied to robots for food delivery.


Nissan will commence a public trial of its robochair in Japan in 2017, installing sets of them at select restaurants where queuing is the norm. Restaurants in Japan that would like a fleet of the chairs for their customers to apply to Nissan before December 27.

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