When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Do you remember a time when you slept straight for eight hours until sunrise? Well, if you have a baby, probably not. In general, adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep at night but a lot of new parents don’t get that much sleep. They would give up a lot just to get a full night’s sleep. If Ford starts the production of its prototype, Max Motor Dreams, parents may feel a sense of relief. Imagine this, pitch dark silence and you’re having a good night’s sleep. Then you’re dreaming of driving your sports car, going to watch your favorite sports team that you actually own, then you suddenly hear a loud scream from somebody who made your dream car and sports team disappear.
You checked the time and it’s 3 in the morning and you’re upset. But after seeing that tiny human being wrapped in swaddling clothes is actually your own child, your frustration disappears. Taking your newborn out for a stroll in your car isn’t really the best way to put your baby back to sleep. It’s unsafe given that fact that you’re half awake and you’re upset because your beautiful dream was interrupted. To solve this problem, Ford introduces “Max Motor Dreams”, a crib that stimulates the gentle hum and vibrations of a moving car, without the need of a driver or any petrol. According to Ford’s press release, new parents can expect to lose an equivalent of 44 days of sleep during the first year of their first born.
An evening stroll can keep a baby quiet and keep you in bed longer. The company’s prototype model simulates the motion of a real car, the engine noise and even the street lights on your street. The product is basically a crib, so it’s a small bed armed with a smartphone app that can turn the bed into a mean street machine for babies. “After many years of talking to mums and dads, we know that parents of newborns are often desperate for a single good night’s sleep. But while a quick drive in the family car can work wonders in getting a baby to sleep, the parents still have to be awake and be alert on the wheel. Max Motor Dreams can make the everyday lives of several people better.” Said Alejandro Lòpez Bravo, who helped designed Max Motor Dreams for Ford.
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The product, like any other crib rocks gently to mimic the sensation of a moving vehicle, a speaker infused in the bed plays engine sounds; LED lights lined throughout the bed recreates streetlights. While this product is just a prototype, Max Motor Dreams is still Ford’s and they said that they are serious in making this available to the general public. So keep your fingers crossed parents, you might just buy your infant a brand new car.