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18 & 19 SEPT 2019


Self-Parking Slippers and Furniture Now Available in a Japanese HotelĀ 

A Japanese Hotel located in Yokohma has opened; and their rooms include self-parking slippers! Yes you read that right… self-parking slippers. 

The ProPILOT Park Ryokan combines the highest-quality traditional hospitality with Nissan’s driving technology, providing guests with some start-of-the-art and unique amenities. 

The slippers park themselves at the entrance of the hotel using automotive systems; meaning the slippers are ready for guests to use as soon as they arrive. Rooms also have self-parking tables and floor cushions. 

The ProPILOT Park Ryokan is designed to look like any other traditional Japanese inn -  slippers are lined up in the foyer where guests remove their shoes, and rooms come equipped with floor cushions and low tables. 

However, what guests don’t know is that these furnishings come with a version of Nissan’s ProPILOT Park autonomous parking technology. When they are not being used, they will automatically return to their designated spots at the mere touch of a button. 

This piece of technology was first introduced into the new Nissan LEAF in Japan in October 2017. Simply by pressing a button, ProPILOT Park detects surrounding objects and allows drivers to automatically park their vehicle in a chosen parking space.

And it is this technology that is being used in the amenities at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan, in the hope that it will entertain their guests and reduce their staffs’ workload.

“The slippers will raise awareness of our automated driving technologies, and also showcase our technologies’ potential,” said Nissan spokesman Nick Maxfield.