Ford has designed and built a crib that simulates car journeys to help your baby fall asleep.
Often, a night-time drive soothes, calms, and helps a baby fall asleep; however, needing to take a late night drive means a disrupted night for mom or dad. Ford’s latest innovation uses your smartphone to capture your car’s movements and sounds and then reproduces them in the crib.
Ford has developed a cot that could simulate – in the comfort of your own home – the motion, engine noise, and even the street lighting of those night‑time drives. To all appearances a regular cot, the Max Motor Dreams, comes to life using a smartphone app. This enables it to record and then reproduce the comforting movement, lights and sounds of a particular journey.
“After many years of talking to mums and dads, we know that parents of newborns are often desperate for just one good night’s sleep. But while a quick drive in the family car can work wonders in getting baby off to sleep, the poor old parents still have to be awake and alert at the wheel,” said Max Motor Dreams designer Alejandro López Bravo, of Spanish creative studio Espada y Santa Cruz, which produced the award-winning design. “The Max Motor Dreams could make the everyday lives of a lot of people a little bit better.”
For says the Max Motor Dreams was a one-off pilot but following numerous enquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production.
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