- nissan has developed a golf ball that will help you make a putt with your eyes closed.
- a video of a toddler making a difficult putt shows the ball—with a monitoring system that determines the route—in action.
- the ball tech is a way for them to demonstrate their upgraded propilot driver assistance system, debuting in the new nissan skyline sedan next month in japan.
here's a video that will delight frustrated golfers and autonomous driving aficionados alike.
nissan has developed high-tech golf balls that find the hole no matter how poorly they are hit, demonstrated in this clip of a four-year-old who putts about as well as your old boss.
as automotive news explained it, the ball operates via an overhead camera that detects the position of the ball and cup. when the ball is hit, a monitoring system calculates the correct route and adjusts its trajectory. that, plus an internal electric motor, keeps the ball on course all the way to the cup.
so why is the japanese automaker interested in golf all of a sudden? the never-miss ball tech is a way for them to show off its upgraded propilot driver assistance system, which debuts in the new nissan skyline sedan next month in japan.
among other innovations, propilot 2 allows drivers to remove their hands from the wheel on designated roads if the destination has been entered into the nav system. once activated, it will assist handle passing and lane changes as well—all in all quite similar to tesla autopilot.
let’s just hope it doesn’t drop you into a massive hole.