Ford Uses New Technology to Create Dog Kennel
Dec. 20, 2018—Ford Motor Co. has developed a prototype quiet kennel for dogs by using noise-cancellation technology created for high-end vehicles sold in Europe, reported The Detroit Free Press.
For years, veterinarians have urged people to find quiet space for their pets because holiday fireworks can terrify the animals. Dogs have an acute sense of hearing that is far superior to humans, so loud noises can be especially painful and upsetting.
The Ford quiet kennel design detects noise and transmits opposing frequencies. In addition to noise cancellation, the structure also has a soundproofing component and an automatic door, according to the report.
Ford uses the technology in its Edge/Endura SUV that recently went on sale in Australia.