Nissan helps you cheat at golf

Nissan helps you cheat at golf

Nissan helps you cheat at golf

Happy Gilmore made it sound simple enough, but putting can prove to be the Achilles heel for even the best golfers.

Autonomous golf balls might not be what anyone really needs, but it's pretty satisfying to always get a hole-in-one. In the video, it has been showed that a toddler steps on the golf ground and plays a ideal shot striking the ball into the cup.

Created to make putting a breeze, the golf ball "navigates its way across the green and into the cup on the first putt".

When the ball moves, a monitoring system calculates the correct route and adjusts its trajectory.

Now, Nissan has tried to remedy these woes by making a fully-functioning self-driving golf ball which putts itself completely within the gap each time.

ProPILOT 2.0 engages with the vehicle's navigation system to help manoeuvre the auto according to a predefined route on designated roadways.

An overhead camera detects the position of the ball and cup.

Combining sensing expertise with an inner electrical motor, the ProPILOT golf ball stays on route till reaching the cup. Like Cadillac's Super Cruise system, it relies on numerous sensors and cameras as well as highly detailed maps and the vehicle's navigation system to guide it.

Nissan, if you were wondering, isn't getting into the sporting goods business. The system has not yet been announced for North America.

Anyone visiting Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, between the dates of August 29 and September 1 will be able to test the golf ball.

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