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posted by CoolHand on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:09AM   Printer-friendly
from the friday-fun dept.

Nissan has revealed a thing called the "ProPILOT Chair" that it says exemplifies "the benefits of its intelligent mobility technology" because it " automatically queues on behalf of its occupant, sparing them the hassle of standing in line."

As the video below shows, the chairs are packed with motion-sensing kit and can follow each other around like baby chickens imprinted on their mother.

Nissan swears this is an important innovation as it shows the technologies it built for self-driving cars have wider applicability than just keeping vehicles on the straight and narrow.

Quirky art projects, mobile cafes, the possibilities are endless.

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:19AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:19AM (#408595)

    Let's replace numbered-ticket-dispensers with something 1000x more complicated.

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  • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:38AM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Saturday October 01 2016, @12:38AM (#408601) Homepage

    Hire more chairs rather than more people. It's progress, and apparently Asians don't get fat and Americans don't care about getting more fat.

    From an Amerifat's perspective, the only place where this could be really useful, the use case of waiting in line at the DMV, is best solved by more DMV personnel (There are 4 DMV personnel taking numbers but there are a total of 20 useful slots per station) -- but that costs more lucrative salaries and pensions. Best placate the fat fucks by not making them get up from their phones. It's a win-win situation.