Ford commissions baby crib that simulates riding in a vehicle

If you live in the right part of the world, Ford is giving it away as part of a raffle if you test-drive its MAX series cars.

If you are furiously seeking a "buy" link you can give up now - there's only one of these, because Ford isn't a insane company that likes throwing money away on outlier ideas. All it requires is that you go out for a night drive with their app open so it can record the cars movements and sound. 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. 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. The base of the crib slowly moves from side to side to give the baby the sensation of a auto. It has made a prototype of a new kind of crib that simulates all the best parts of a vehicle ride without the exhaust.

New parents know that one of the easiest ways to put a toddler to sleep is by driving them around in a auto. Ford will have to gauge public interest before they put their money on making more of this avant-garde baby rocker. Ford's latest innovation uses your smartphone to capture your car's movements and sounds and then reproduces them in the crib.

Sometimes it takes a ride in the auto to get a baby to sleep. "The Max Motor Dreams could make the everyday lives of a lot of people a little bit better".

  • Tracy Ferguson