If you want to be polite in Japan, please leave your shoes at the door. Learning the ways of eastern culture can be overwhelming at first, so Nissan has developed self-parking slippers. If you arrive back to your hotel in Hakon, the sight of self-aware footwear might have you questioning how much Sake you had.
That’s because Nissan’s ProPilot Park system has been scaled down from the Leaf in order to fit inside a sandal. Sensors in the soles and a micro control board are used to guide them back to where they belong. For now, the only Nissan vehicle to offer the system is their all-electric Leaf, and it was introduced for the 2017 model year.
If you want to experience it for yourself, they are offering a free night at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan for one lucky pair of travelers. The press release says that in order to enter, contestants must tweet using the hashtags #PPPRyokan and #wanttostay between Jan. 25 and Feb. 10. The slick slippers will also be on display at Nissan Headquarters in Yokohama from February 1st to 4th. One day all cars will park themselves, but until then click the link below to find great deals on the GT-R and stay with us for all your Nissan news