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Ford Develops Noise-Cancelling Kennel For Pets That Hate Thunder And Fireworks

Earlier this month, Ford of Europe unveiled a prototype of its noise canceling kennel, which cancels out excessively loud sounds, such as fireworks or thunder.

Ford said in a blog post that that the kennel was “the first in a series of initiatives – called interventions – that apply automotive know-how to help solve everyday problems”.

“We asked ourselves how the technologies we use in our cars could help people in other situations,” said Lyn West, brand content and marketing communications manager for Ford of Europe. “Making sure dogs and their owners can enjoy a stress-free New Year’s Eve seemed like the perfect application for our active noise control system, and we still have a few ideas in the works for how our lives everyday could benefit from a little Ford know-how.

According to the blogFord borrowed the technology currently employed in the Ford Edge for its kennel.

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Like the Ford Edge, the kennel is equipped with microphones that pick up sounds and then emit opposing frequencies that dramatically reduce the amount of noise left in the kennel, if not completely cancel it out, the blog explains.

“The result? More stress on your pet,” the blog said. “A concept for now, but with the potential to mean a much better start to the year, both for your dog and for you.”

The kennel, however, is not available for purchase “at this time”. It is unclear when Ford intends to release the product.

Ford has included a video of its prototype, which is a prism-shaped kennel with an automatic door.

Check it out below:

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