Ford has created a prototype quiet kennel for dogs by using Active Noise Control technology designed for high-end vehicles sold in Europe. Why? Veterinarians have urged people to find quiet space for their pets because holiday fireworks can terrify the animal, which may cause them to run away, get hit by cars, develop anxiety and stress that can lead to injury and self harm. This quiet kennel detects noise and transmits opposing frequencies, complete with a soundproofing component as well as an automatic door. Read more for the video, additional pictures and information.
Unfortunately, the kennels are not available for purchase and not yet being produced. The automaker said that its part of their Interventions initiative which seeks to apply “automotive know-how to help solve everyday problems.”
“We’re not in the dog kennel business. We wondered how the technologies we use in our cars could be applied to help in other situations. Could dogs enjoy quieter New Year’s Eve celebrations through the application of our Active Noise Control system? We have a few more ideas in progress as to how our everyday lives might benefit from a little Ford know-how,” said Ford representatives.