Most parents know sleep is a luxury when caring for a newborn.
Many babies enjoy a late night car cruise to ease into a deep snooze, forcing their parents to hop into a car to drive. But now, tired parents no longer have to leave their home to provide a soothing environment for their child.
Ford developed a crib that simulates a nighttime car ride.
The Max Motor Dreams is designed to work with a smartphone and copies engine sounds, street-lighting and car motions. There's a speaker at the bottom of the crib to produce muffled ambient sounds as it gently vibrates and rocks. Specific routes can be tracked on a phone to be exactly replicated in the crib.
"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," said Max Motor Dreams designer Alejandro López Bravo in a press statement. "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. 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-time pilot project but after many inquiries Ford is considering putting the crib into full-scale production.
The crib was designed by Ford of Spain.