Car manufacturer Ford has this week unveiled a strange new addition to their range in the form of a noise cancelling dog kennel. Designed and created by Ford Europe the dog kennel has been designed to help make your dog feel safe and secure during the holiday festivities when fireworks may cause distress. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the design that was inspired by the noise-cancelling technology FORD has introduced to the their new Edge SUV.
“Once microphones inside the prototype kennel detect the sound of the fireworks, a built-in audio system emits opposing frequencies that in effect cancels out the noise completely – or at least reduces it significantly. High-density cork, ideal for sound proofing was an integral part of the design. The result? No more stress for your pet. A concept for now, but with the potential to mean a much better start to the year, both for your dog – and for you.”
Graeme Hall, “The Dogfather”, one of the UK’s best dog trainers who has helped 5,000 dogs and their owners with behavioural problems explains that. “Many animals find fireworks scary – and compared to people, dogs can hear things that are four times further away, and across a much wider range of frequencies. Preparing in advance of firework displays is the key – and part of that is to identify a place where your pets feel safe and happy.”
Unfortunately if you are hoping to buy one for your best friend the noise cancelling kennel is just a prototype the current time and is the first in a series of initiatives fro Ford called Interventions, all of which apply automotive know-how to help solve everyday problems.