When Nissan showed off their "self-parking office chair" earlier this year, it seemed it was a gag. But now the company is actively pursuing self-driving furniture, with an initial application so quirky it could only come from Japan.
Their ProPILOT Chair, as they call it, is intended to ease queue-waiting outside of restaurants:
Here's very similar footage, but with call-outs describing the technology the chairs are equipped with, and those technologies' link to actual automobiles:
It appears this is really happening: Nissan is taking applications for volunteer businesses in Japan, with a deadline of December 27th. Selected businesses will have the chairs provided for them free of charge, with the rollout to begin in 2017.