Ford’s Latest Invention is Perfect for New Parents

Ford is hoping its Max Motor Dreams baby bed can help make life for new parents easier.

New parents know that one of the easiest ways to put a toddler to sleep is by driving them around in a car. But that isn’t always convenient or easy, which is why Ford has created a cot that simulates the motion, engine noise and even the street lighting of a nighttime drive, so parents can put their babies to sleep from inside their home. The Max Motor Dreams looks just like a regular cot, but comes to life using a smartphone app. Users can also record and play back the comforting movement, lights and sounds of a particular trip.

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Ford says for now the Max Motor Dreams is a one-off, but it is considering production after it has received numerous inquiries.

“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.”

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