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While many people are excitedly preparing for the holiday season, there is one (very noisy) tradition that our pets want to escape: fireworks. While they can be fun for humans, glitter explosives are terrifying, stressful, and even painful for many anxious dogs. This is why the car manufacturer Ford designed a noise-canceling kennel for dogs, providing a quiet retreat from the festivities.
Featuring sound-absorbing cork panels and an automatic door, the modern minimalist design uses the same noise-control technology that Ford incorporated into its latest On-board SUV. The kennel detects high noise levels with built-in microphones, then emits opposite frequencies to cancel them out. “We wondered how the technologies we use in our cars could help people in other situations,” said Lyn West, Brand Content Manager at 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 have a few other ideas in the works for how our lives everyday could benefit from a little Ford know-how.”
This clever invention is the first in a series of initiatives called Speeches, which explores how automotive technology can help solve everyday problems. It’s only a prototype for now, but you can keep up to date with production announcements at Twitter.
Ford designed a noise-canceling doghouse, giving pups a quiet retreat from loud fireworks.
The modern minimalist design features smart noise control technology.
It is able to detect high levels of noise and emit opposite frequencies to cancel them out.
All images via Ford of Europe.
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