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Ford develop a noise-cancelling kennel for dogs

Ford have developed a noise-cancelling kennel for dogs.

The car manufacturer have worked on a prototype for a kennel which features an automatic glass door and anti-vibration block risers to block out the sounds from outside including loud bangs from fireworks.

It is the same noise-cancelling technology used by Ford on their Edge SUV, which ensures quieter journeys for drivers and passengers.

When the microphone is able to pick up high levels of noise from the engine or the car's transmission, opposing sound waves from the car's audio system help to counteract the noise.

Lyn West, brand content manager of Marketing Communications at Ford of Europe, said: "We wondered how the technologies we use in our cars could be applied to help in other situations. Could dogs enjoy quieter celebrations through the application of our Active Noise Control system? We have a few more ideas in progress as to how our everyday lives might benefit from a little Ford know-how."

Whilst Graeme Hall, UK dog trainer, added: "Many animals find fireworks scary - and compared to people, dogs can hear things that are four times further away, and across a much wider range of frequencies. Preparing in advance of firework displays is the key - and part of that is to identify a place where your pets feel safe and happy."

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