nissan propilot creates self-driving golf ball that always finds the hole

nissan propilot creates self-driving golf ball that always finds the hole

whether your putting game is below par or you just need a little extra assistance to beat a friend or colleague on the course, there is now a golf ball that will automatically find the hole every time. it enhances far more advanced and discrete technology than just a giant magnet pulling it in. instead nissan uses its propilot 2.0 – its latest self-driving technology – to autonomously direct and sink the golf ball.

a close-up of the nissan propilot golf ball
all images courtesy of nissan



developed by nissan for the new ‘skyline’ model in japan, propilot 2.0 is the newest and most advanced technology the brand has equipped its cars with to date. it enables hands-free highway driving thanks to various assistance capabilities, such as land change and overtaking. the routes are planned by formulating high precision map data in real-time.



as their vehicles advance towards autonomous driving, nissan showcases how the technology can consistently self-guide other objects. with just a gentle push, the golf ball will always drive to its destination. propilot first sets the route, then senses the environment to create a 3D map, before finally controlling the drive itself. your playing partners might be suspicious if the technology kicks in, corrects the direction and makes any sharp corners, but at least your putting will be on top form.


the technology supports the ‘drive’ to your destination



product info:


manufacturer: nissan

technology: propilot 2.0

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