Ford Invents 'Smart Crib' To Mimic Car Rides So Babies Can Sleep Better [VIDEO]

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald April 11, 04:00 am

Automaker Ford unleashed its newest product called the Max Motor Dreams. Surprisingly, it's not a car fitted with the latest features but it has the high-technology sensibilities both parents and babies will love.

Max Motor Dreams is a smart crib that mimics a car ride that usually puts babies to sleep fast. The product is shaped like a bassinet but unlike a regular crib, it comes with a myriad of features that can be activated through a smartphone.

With a tap on its app, the smart crib can elicit soft engine noises and movements. It can also turn on LED lights to stimulate street lights at night. All these elements can easily rock a baby to a deep slumber, as any parent who has gone on a night drive with a fussy baby can attest.

"After many years of talking to moms and dads, we know that parents of newborns are often desperate for just one good night's sleep," designer Alejandro López Bravo said, as per the press release. "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," he said, adding parents' lives could become a lot easier with Max Motor Dreams.

Parents can specify the environment of the smart crib as it simulates the baby's car ride. Parents can choose to add sounds like drizzling rain or set different stops or mimic cruising a freeway, depending on what the baby likes.

Ford, however, won't be releasing Max Motor Dreams for mass consumption anytime soon. The company only built one smart crib as a prototype, as per Road Show by CNet. Their intention was to see whether the prototype would generate enough interest and demand before Ford makes more.

As a parent, would you be rushing to buy a Max Motor Dreams if it's available? What do you think of this smart crib? Learn more about it in the video below.

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