Technology Ford designed a smart crib that replicates car rides

18:05  08 april  2017
18:05  08 april  2017 Source:   The Verge

Ford is testing a crib that mimics car ride motions to help babies get to sleep

  Ford is testing a crib that mimics car ride motions to help babies get to sleep The automaker's new invention lets parents record them driving, then program a tech-enabled crib to replicate the sounds and motions.To replicate that soft engine hum and gentle rocking motion, Ford (F) Spain created the "MAX Motor Dreams." The prototype crib, which was made in conjunction with creative agency Espadaysantacruz Studio, duplicates a car's movements, letting parents rest instead of driving their child around for hours trying to get them to sleep.

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Inspired by this notion, Ford has designed a bed that can simulate all those experiences. No pricing information is available either, but Ford España is running a sweepstakes to give away the crib to one lucky winner, as long as they partake in a test drive of the Ford Max.

  Ford designed a smart crib that replicates car rides © Provided by The Verge There’s something about long car rides that make it so easy to fall asleep — the repetitive passing patterns, subtle vibrations, the hum of the engine. Inspired by this notion, Ford has designed a bed that can simulate all those experiences. The only problem? It’s made for infant-sized humans.

Called the Max Motor Dreams, the crib contains LED lights that glow similarly to street lights, and has speakers at the bottom that can make muffled engine sounds for ambient noise. Naturally, it gently vibrates and rocks to mimic a ride in the backseat, and even comes with an app designed to track your car’s route so it can reproduce the movements from that drive for your baby. 

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  Ford designed a smart crib that replicates car rides © Provided by The Verge The Max Motor Dreams appears to be mostly conceptual for now, with only one crib produced so far. No pricing information is available either, but Ford España is running a sweepstakes to give away the crib to one lucky winner, as long as they partake in a test drive of the Ford Max. Even though it’s clearly made for babies, I wouldn’t mind seeing an adult version of this bed — it seems more clever than most smart beds I’ve seen. Of course, as long as it doesn’t get hacked.

Alec Baldwin Explains His Feud With Harrison Ford, But He Just Sounds Petty .
Sorry, man, but Team Ford on this one. Alec Baldwin's new memoir "Nevertheless" just came out on Tuesday, and all kinds of anecdotes are making the rounds. In one section, Baldwin explains his beef with Harrison Ford. As you might guess, it's over Jack Ryan. Baldwin played the Tom Clancy character first, in "The Hunt for Red October" in 1990. He alleges he was then pushed out by Harrison Ford (behind Baldwin's back), who took over for "Patriot Games" in 1992. Ford kept the role in "Clear and Present Danger" in 1994. Ben Affleck played a younger Jack Ryan in "The Sum of All Fears" in 2002, then Chris Pine took the role for "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" in 2014. Here's how Baldwin relayed what happened on his end (via Business Insider). He wrote that director John McTiernan asked Harrison Ford if he was aware that Paramount was still negotiating with Baldwin to return as Jack Ryan in the sequel. "Ford's reply, according to John, was 'F*ck him,'" Baldwin wrote. If Ford did say that, that's pretty cold. But it's already a second-hand quote in Baldwin's own telling. And Baldwin stooped lower in retaliation, giving this physical description of Ford when writing about his first meeting with the actor at a benefit: "Ford, in person, is a little man, short, scrawny, and wiry, whose soft voice sounds as if it's coming from behind a door." Meow.

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