Automotive brand Ford has created a smart cot that aims to lull babies to sleep by gently rocking and lighting up, to simulate a car journey. 

This clever crib was developed for parents with newborns, who often use a night-time drive to soothe their baby till they drift off to sleep. While it appears to be a normal cot, the Max Motor Dreams simulates the motion, engine noise and even the street lighting of a night‐time journey.

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The Max Motor Dreams, comes to life using a smartphone app, this enables it to record and then reproduce the comforting movement, lights and sounds of a particular journey.

“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.”

While the Max Motor Dreams is currently a one-off pilot, Ford says it is considering putting the cot into full‐scale production.


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