Listen Now: Ford to Develop Soundproof Dog House For Scared Pups
Ford is developing a way for your dog to get a little more patriotic.
Every New Year’s Eve or Fourth of July animal advocates remind pet owners to think of their dogs during fireworks celebrations. In most cases the loud cracks and bangs can scare dogs and send them running for cover, in some cases they might not come back.
To make sure everyone can enjoy the party Ford has built a doghouse that uses noise cancelling technology. It detects explosions with microphones and counteracts them by pumping out frequencies that mitigate the sounds or eliminate them altogether.
This is the same type of technology used in headphones and Ford’s own Edge SUV. The body of the dog house includes soundproofing cork panels, anti-vibration risers with an automatic door that lets your dog quickly take shelter.
Ford says the dog house is in prototype and the company is first to admit this is not their area of expertise. However experts say this is something that could become a real product, and a top seller to dog owners who want to celebrate safely.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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