Ford designs baby crib that mimics soothing car ride

Posted April 09, 2017

And now, there's a crib that mimics the experience of being on a vehicle ride so you don't have to leave the house. It also has built-in microphones so you can monitor your child from the next room and it can gently rock the little one to sleep. To speak scientifically, babies get soothed by the vibration and gentle hum of the engine, just like when someone takes them in the lap and swings them while singing a song. Thus, after the baby has fallen asleep, you can transform it into a regular crib. And with all those things combined, a fussy infant is sure to go to sleep in minutes.

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The Max Motor Dreams crib was conceived as part of an ad campaign for Ford's Max line of cars, according to CNN. The base of the crib slowly rocks from side to side, simulating the sensation of a moving auto.

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Parents who have suffered many sleepless nights are going to want this smart baby crib. With this data, the Max Motor Dreams recreates the specific motion and sound, instead of just a generic sound/vibration pattern. You have to make an appointment to test drive a Ford in Spain, and once you complete the test drive, you'll be entered into a raffle.

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However, Ford España has made a decision to give away the one and only smart baby crib the company has. That's why Ford's latest creation isn't a auto at all - it's a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, along with LED lighting created to mimic yellow-hued streetlights.