Ford has been at the forefront of some quite unexpected domestic innovations in recent weeks as part of their Ford Interventions series. Firstly, to solve calm dogs during fireworks displays, they placed active noise-cancelling technology inside kennels. Not content with saving pooches, the car giants are also looking to save our relationships with their ‘Lane-Keeping Bed’ which rolls selfish sleepers back into their half of the bed.
Yes, the Ford Lane-Keeping Bed is the result of a study which showed that 1 in 4 of those in relationships sleep better alone. Ford thought we might not like the idea of sleeping in separate beds, so instead invented a bed that applies car tech know-how to ensure that even the most selfish bed mate stays firmly “in their lane” through the night.
Available in most Ford cars, ‘Lane-Keeping Aid’ is a Ford technology which monitors the road markings ahead and actively supports the driver to navigate their line on motorways and duel-carriageways by gently ‘nudging’ the steering wheel.
This technology inspired the smart bed which uses pressure sensors to identify when someone has strayed from their side. Once it detects some intrusion, the bed gently returns them to where their side with the help of an integrated conveyor belt located under the mattress.
Unfortunately, like all innovative from the Ford Interventions series, the Lane-Keeping Bed is just a prototype and we won’t be seeing it anytime soon. Find out more about Ford’s ‘Lane Keeping Aid’ over at the Ford Website.
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