Look what VW has done? They’ve gone ahead to build the worlds first autonomous stroller! After they received feedback on Facebook on what people would like to see automised other than cars most people said baby strollers. What next? They get to work and actually build one; if the prototype seen in the video is to be believed, then this is one great invention. Its so amazing and makes life much simpler, you start wondering why no one thought of this amazing contraption before. Now going to the supermarket with hands full, or carrying the older one will not seem like an ordeal for new mothers who already have their hands full. The strollers plus points don’t end with automated breaking, it goes beyond that. The stroller is capable to follow the parent (or nanny or whomever) around under its own power and with its own steering. It’s got the adaptive cruise control sensor from a golf and is programmed to keep a fixed distance from the guardian in front.
Great for parents with two kids, parents who love to run or stroll while eating a burger and sipping milkshakes and also for parents who like to take their kiddos shopping to the supermarket. This might also help the issue of vehicular heatstrokes as parents wont leave their kids in the car thinking of how will they carry them back with their hands full. Well done Volkswagen. Now just put this in production and make parents very happy.
[Via – Autoblog]