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Self-Driving Stroller Aims to Reduce Parents' Stress, for £2,700


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The semi-autonomous Ella stroller.

The stroller is packed with sensors, motors, and AI and is capable of driving itself when empty, keeping up with parents while they hold their infants, and stopping automatically if it encounters an obstacle.

Credit: Glüxkind

At the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2023), Canadian startup Glüxkind showcased its Ella self-driving stroller, which will retail for £2,700 ($3,300).

The motorized stroller uses artificial intelligence to detect and avoid obstacles, and can drive itself when empty.

The Ella's handle features sensors to guarantee it is being gripped at all times when it is carrying an infant, in compliance with safety regulations.

Cameras on the stroller’s frame track moving and stationary objects in real time, alerting parents to potential collisions through sounds and flashing lights.

A smartphone application can locate the stroller if it is lost, and it can automatically sway on its wheels to rock its passenger to sleep.

From The Guardian (U.K.)
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