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Nissan is using its drivetrain technology to safely deliver bowls of ramen

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Has anyone here ever grabbed a bite at Genki Sushi? The place has a different take on the conveyor belt sushi experience, opting instead to deliver orders using a “bullet train.” It’s a neat concept, but one that’s limited in application because, well, food spills.

Frankly, going automated like this wouldn’t work with something like a large steaming bowl of ramen. Nissan, though, has come up with a workaround using the same drivetrain technology found in the Ariya electric crossover. Watch:

Nissan ramen servers

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Using the company’s e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology—which modulates power and braking to ensure a smooth and stable drive in vehicles—these tiny cars are able to maintain “the integrity of noodle presentation by suppressing sloshing and movement.”

Well, that’s one fancy way of ensuring the broth doesn’t spill. While you can say that human hands are perfectly capable of delivering a bowl of ramen in one piece, doing so all day requires a fair bit of experience.

Unnecessary? Perhaps. But did you see the speed at which Nissan’s e-4ORCE ramen bots were able to complete the task? Good luck getting someone to keep up. Frankly, we’re down with anything that gets our orders in front of us faster. Do you think this concept could work in a real restaurant?

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