From this very moment, we can say with confidence that technology progress now is available not only for people but also for our smaller brothers, for pets.
It is not a secret that many animals in cities are suffering from the noise pollution around them and they have a real reason for that. For example, dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans, and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very rough time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups, and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets.
Suddenly, a solution to this problem was proposed by the automaker Ford that showed the concept of soundproof kennel. According to the company, it will help animals that are scared of fireworks and other loud sounds.
It is also very interesting to know that noise reduction technology that Ford used to create a doghouse is the same as in Ford’s Edge and Fusion vehicles, which protects the driver and passengers from engine noise.
“We wondered how the technologies we use in our cars could help people in other situations. Making sure dogs and their owners could enjoy a stress-free New Year’s Eve seemed like the perfect application for our Active Noise Control system,” said Ford content manager in Europe, Lyn West, in a statement.
By, the way Ford’s noise-canceling kennel also have a very good design and interior. The doghouse is packed with noise-absorbing materials, including high-density cork panels, anti-vibration risers, and soundproofed ventilation. There’s even an automatic sliding glass door on what is a very stylish-looking unit.
As Ford reported, for now it is just a prototype and it won’t be released in the market in case of insufficient interest. But you can bet there will be countless dog lovers lining up to buy one, even if it is very expensive.