Ford is known for its SUVs like Eco Sports and Fiesta and classics like Ford Mustang. The company has dominated the global automobile market for over a century. After wooing the world with its robust vehicles, the company is ready to take a leap from automobile to something more delicate albeit familiar.
Ford designers in Spain are designing a crib (that’s right) that replicates the gentle motion of a car to help your baby sleep better.
Dubbed as Max Motor Dreams, the bassinet replicates the soft hum and gentle rocking motion of a car to simulate the experience of a car ride. The prototype crib, that has been made in association with a Madrid-based creative agency Espadaysantacruz Studio, also features LEDs that replicate the street light, giving your baby an authentic car-ride experience.
You can drive around the city to record the car’s unique motions and sounds. This information is then uploaded to the high-tech crib via an accompanying app which plays the low engine sound along with the rocking motions. You can record anything from a drive around your neighbourhood to a long drive using the app to give your baby a familiar riding experience.
Surprisingly, Ford is not the only company that has come up with the idea of a smart crib. A renowned US-based paediatrician, Dr Harvey Karp recently developed a smart-crib called The Snoo, which senses when a baby is crying and viberates gently to put the baby back to sleep. Priced at $1,160 (Rs 74,800 approx), The Snoo is available for purchase via happiestbaby.com.