Nissan builds self-steering ProPilot golf ball
The ball automatically adjusts its route on the way toward the hole.
Nissan has revealed an golf ball concept inspired by the company's ProPilot driver assistance technology.
Engineers replaced the ball's core with sensors and an electric motor to adjust the ball's trajectory across the putting green. Overhead cameras provide feedback necessary to steer toward the hole.
"Players can feel confident that they will reach their target effortlessly on each putt," the company says.
The zany concept follows a series of other seemingly bizarre technology demonstrations from Nissan's prototype labs including an intelligent parking chair and self-parking slippers.
The ProPilot golf ball can be tried out by visitors to Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama this weekend.