Aside from producing automobiles, Ford has developed a noise-cancelling kennel prototype inspired by the company's noise-control tech that was introduced in its Edge SUV to minimize engine and transmission noises.
Designed specifically for dogs, the special kennel was introduced with the upcoming new year in mind. Loud noises such as fireworks are very unpleasant for many dogs, and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets, since pups have a much wider range of hearing than humans. This unique device aims to potentially avoid that stressful experience for man's best friend.
In regards to how it functions, the noise-cancelling tech is activated when microphones inside the kennel detect the sound of fireworks or loud noises. A built-in audio system then transmits frequencies that significantly reduce or cancel the incoming noise that would stress your dog. The kennel is also composed of high-density cork to further minimize outside noises.
If you're interested in the special kennel, the device is not currently for sale, but Ford says it "is the first in a series of initiatives -- called Interventions -- that applies automotive know-how to help solve everyday problems."