In April, Volkswagen Netherlands posted a video on Facebook featuring interviews with VW owners who do not understand why other items such as pushchairs, pet products, and bicycles were not yet as advanced as cars are. In the video, one lady exclaimed that she didn't understand why strollers are not made with automatic braking.
The comment that received the most likes in this post was a follow up of this statement... The commenter said that Volkswagen should seriously consider manufacturing such a contraption. VW have taken on this challenge, and even taken the idea one step further, they have designed a pushchair with auto braking AND in-built GPS so that the stroller can follow the parent on its own. They have now released a video of the prototype featuring an appearance from the original Facebook fan without whom, this may never have come to life.
Whether this project progresses on from the prototype stages remains to be seen, but just picture it - a world where all pushchairs brake automatically and have in-built GPS tracking software!