So, what can you do to make your working day at the office extra fun? Nissan has an idea!
If you work in a crowdy office, you might be familiar with the rude-chair-phenomenon, which occurs when people stand up to leave their office desk, but leave their chairs 'unattended' - meaning, anyone can bump into them because they're rudely in the way.
Nissan found a solution to this 'problem' and revamped Okamura office chairs to become the most polite pieces of office furniture you've ever seen. When you clap at them, they self-park. Just like that.
They are called "Intelligent Parking Chairs" and can turn 360 degrees. With the help of four cameras mounted in the office, they locate their target position and park themselves. The cameras are said to be able to "generate a bird's-eye view to wirelessly transmit the chair's position and its route to destination."
In all honesty, however, this piece of news wasn't really about the chairs. Nissan drew insipration from the intelligent parking assist technology and know-how to promote their new self-parking cars. Sadly, this also means, the chairs in your office will most likely remain 'rude' for the time being and keep getting in your way.