Ford Designs a Noise-Cancelling Dog House for Anxious Pups

Noise-cancelling Dog Kennel by Ford Europe

While many people excitedly prepare for holiday celebrations, there’s one (very loud) tradition that our family pets want to escape from—fireworks. Though they can be fun for humans, the glittering explosives are terrifying, stressful, and even painful for many anxious dogs. That’s why car manufacturer Ford has designed a noise-cancelling dog kennel, providing a quiet retreat from the festivities.

Featuring noise-dampening cork panels and an automatic door, the modern minimalistic design utilizes the same noise control technology Ford built into its latest Edge SUV. The kennel detects high levels of noise with built-in microphones and then emits opposite frequencies to cancel them out. “We wondered how the technologies we use in our cars could help people in other situations,” says Lyn West, brand content manager at Ford of Europe. “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, and we have a few more ideas in progress as to how our everyday lives might benefit from a little Ford know-how.”

The clever invention is the first in a series of initiatives, called Interventions, that explores how automotive technology can help solve everyday problems. It’s just a prototype for now, but you can keep up to date with production announcements on Twitter.

Ford have designed a noise-cancelling dog kennel, providing pups a quiet retreat from loud fireworks.

Noise-cancelling Dog Kennel by Ford Europe

The modern minimalistic design features clever noise control technology.

Noise-cancelling Dog Kennel by Ford Europe

It’s able to detect high levels of noise and emit opposite frequencies to cancel them out.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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