Nissan develops golf ball that automatically finds the hole every time

For many people the game of golf is a great source of relaxation and entertainment. Here is a little gadget developed by Japanese automaker Nissan: The ProPilot Golf Ball.

When Nissan unveiled the ProPilot Golf Ball on Aug 22, it piqued the interest of many.

The ProPilot Golf Ball, on the other hand, drives itself. It simply needs to be told to go into the hole, then an external camera locates its position on the green and a route to the hole is constantly updated and uploaded to the ball wirelessly.

Then all it needs to do is drive itself according to the uploaded directions until it reaches its destination.

While its applications for cheating are indeed wonderful, the real reason for this invention is to demonstrate Nissan’s ProPilot 2.0 driver support technology. Included in the upcoming line of Skyline cars, ProPilot 2.0 uses the same system to help drivers reach their destinations using map data, cameras, and radar to navigate both roads and traffic.