Ford built a kennel with active noise cancellationDecember 18, 2018
On the eve of the Christmas holidays, Ford introduced a prototype of a dog kennel, equipped with an active noise reduction system. According to the company, 45 percent of dogs are frightened by the explosions of firecrackers and fireworks, and such a shelter will be able to protect the sensitive ears of animals from loud noises.
The basis for the high-tech kennel has become the pressed bark of the cork tree, as it has soundproof properties. By analogy with the noise reduction system in cars, inside the kennel there are microphones that pick up sounds, as well as an audio system that allows a sound wave of the same amplitude in antiphase.
The constructed kennel prototype will be the first object in the series of Ford initiatives. As part of the project, engineers will try to introduce their own know-how, originally developed for cars, into everyday life.
Previously, Ford patented heated seat belts. The company offered to place heating elements in the woven part of the belt, and to feed them through a clamp.