Get your baby to sleep well with Ford’s crib that mimics car rides

Article by Christian A., on April 11, 2017

Ford is not just about cars nowadays, they seem to come up with just about everything. Only recently they have commissioned a new invention that might be all the craze with the parents in the near future - the Max Motor Dreams.

New parents who are in the lookout to purchase the best baby crib for their newborns, don't be bewildered if you ever chance on a baby rocker with Ford's brand etched on it. Believe us, this is not a late April Fool's prank. Ford, the American automaker that has a large following with their commercial and luxury vehicles, is recently targeting a new market- parents with infants.

You heard it right, Ford has a game plan in ensuring your tyke will get the much needed sleep he/she gets. Officially labelled as "Max Motor Dreams", the contraption is equipped with built in speakers that mimic a muffled engine sound and road noise, LED lighting that stimulates the warmth glow of passing street lights, and motion enabled mattress that gently moves side to side and Ford made sure to entirely imitate the feeling of sleeping at the back of the car, sans the usage of car fuel.

The smart bed for babies was made possible with the help of Spanish design studio, Espada y Santa cruz, with crib designed by Alejandro Lopez Bravo in joint collaboration with the American automaker powerhouse. This device has a smart phone app that allows both parents to track and at the same time record their vehicle's sound and movement from their chosen route.

The gathered data then can be directly sent to the system of Max Motor Dreams Crib, and in turn give the sleeping bundle of joy the road cruise experience that they are familiar with. But to be clear, the app doesn't include in the recording the harsh road sounds along the way as it can surely backfire on the main mission of the Max Motor Dreams Crib.

For the parents who are wanting to get their hands on the Max Motor Dreams, you will have to be patient this time. Roadshow announced that the car automaker has only made one crib, as it seems Ford is still testing the waters of its new venture. But if the demand for the crib will increase, then Ford might consider mass production of these smart cribs.

There's still no official announcement coming from Ford in what countries that Max Motor Dreams will be sold and its price tag. Comprehending the state of the art technology that is utilized in this concept and considering the Ford's brand involved, the expected cost of the smart crib will not be cheap. But for now, we only hope that the infant that will be using the crib doesn’t suffer from carsickness.

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CLEVER COT SIMULATES CAR JOURNEYS SO BABY CAN GET TO SLEEP AT HOME – WITHOUT MUM OR DAD HAVING TO HIT THE ROAD

For many new parents, there is only one guaranteed solution to putting their baby down at the end of the day – a night-time drive that soothes, calms and eventually helps little one nod off.

But that still means a disrupted night for mum or dad, who research shows can typically expect little more than five hours sleep a night while losing the equivalent of 44 days sleep in just the first year of their child’s life.* Help, however, could soon be at hand.

Ford has developed a cot that could simulate – in the comfort of your own home – the motion, engine noise, and even the street lighting of those night‑time drives. To all appearances a regular cot, the Max Motor Dreams, comes to life using a smartphone app. This enables it to record and then reproduce the comforting movement, lights and sounds of a particular journey.

“After many years of talking to mums and dads, we know that parents of newborns are often desperate for just one good night’s sleep. But while a quick drive in the family car can work wonders in getting baby off to sleep, the poor old parents still have to be awake and alert at the wheel,” said Max Motor Dreams designer Alejandro López Bravo, of Spanish creative studio Espada y Santa Cruz, which produced the award-winning design. “The Max Motor Dreams could make the everyday lives of a lot of people a little bit better.”

For now, the Max Motor Dreams is a one-off pilot. But following numerous enquiries, the company is considering putting the unique cot into full‑scale production.

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