Nissan created a golf ball with an electric motor and autopilotJanuary 7, 2020
Nissan has prepared an unusual exhibit for the Consumer Electronics Show CES-2020: a golf ball with ProPILOT 2.0 technology, which itself rolls into the hole. A mini-field was created at the brand’s booth to demonstrate the operation of the system.
The ball rolls along the desired path due to the built-in electric motor and sensors, and its position relative to the hole is monitored by the camera. A similar technology is applied to Nissan vehicles equipped with ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving system. For example, this technology was received by the Ariya concept car, which debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, and is now also presented in Las Vegas as part of the CES.
The Ariya electric crossover is based on a new platform, and two electric motors drive it – this installation is able to dynamically control the amount of torque on each wheel. The electric car can drive independently within the lane, and the driver does not have to keep his hands on the steering wheel. A virtual assistant is responsible for finding a free parking space, which, among other things, can build a route to the nearest charging station.
In addition to the unmanned golf ball and the Ariya concept, Nissan brought to Las Vegas an ice cream van based on the light commercial electric vehicle e-NV20, a Formula E racing car and an all-wheel drive Leaf modification with a twin-engine power plant. Earlier it was reported that the model will receive four-wheel drive with a change of generation.
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