INNOVATORS in Japan have have found a way to make queuing more comfortable.
The ProPILOT self driving chair means queuers don’t have to move while waiting in line, letting the chair do all the work.
Each one is fitted with cameras that sense the position of the chair in front, and automatically move up a space as that chair changes position.
When someone gets up, their chair makes its way back to the start to keep everybody moving in the correct order.
It’s all part of car manufacturer Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, aimed at creating a new generation of smart, motorised and emission-free vehicles, focussed on “performance, comfort and safety, removing the stress from a daily commute or minimising the risk of unsafe conditions”.
Nissan have identified busy restaurants as potential beneficiaries of the ProPILOT chairs, and have already started trials across Japan.
Videos have already emerged of people happily parking their weary legs on the units as they effortlessly glide their way to the front of the queue.
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