Everyone knows that dogs don’t react well to thunder and fireworks. But for some, the latter is so much worse, because they are extra sensitive to the fact that it is not a natural sound like thunder — according to Ford.
That’s why Ford built a prototype kennel that allows sensitive doggos to remain calm when the humans nearby start to have fun. The car manufacturer borrowed the same noise-canceling technology that blocks unwanted engine and transmission noise from the latest version of its Ford Edge SUV. External microphones pick up on unpleasant noises and alert the internal sound system, which cancels them out by emitting an opposing frequency.
This is the first of Ford’s “Interventions” products, which will use tech from its cars to solve non-vehicle-related problems.