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Ford has made a noise-cancelling dog kennel

Just in time for New Year’s Eve fireworks, Ford transfers car tech to a kennel

Published: 18 Dec 2018
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Earlier in 2018, Ford announced it would stop making saloon cars. While you’d suspect the spare factory space and people power would be transferred to SUVs, you’d suspect wrong. Instead, Ford is building dog kennels.

This is Ford’s noise cancelling kennel, and while it’s a prototype for now, any dog owner who’s ever seen their best friend quivering and shaking during a fireworks display will be hoping and begging it goes into production.

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Its tech works just like the noise-cancelling tech in headphones and some cars, including the Ford Edge; microphones detect noises that are intruding inside, and speakers play opposing sounds that effectively cancel out what you don’t want to hear, providing some semblance of peace and quiet.

Ford hasn’t stopped there in providing your pooch with a cocoon of luxury. The kennel has anti-vibration tech and an automatic door, while it’s made of a special cork that filters out even more noise. A production version likely won’t be cheap. And your dog will still probably sleep clumsily across your lap on the sofa anyway.

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