Ford's Smart Bed Prototype Forces Mattress Hogs to Stay in Their Lane

Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 1:46PM
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Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 1:46PM
Ford's Smart Bed Prototype Forces Mattress Hogs to Stay in Their Lane
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Screenshot: YouTube/Ford of Europe
Ford's lane-keeping technology, installed in most of their new vehicles, detects road markings as you drive and gently nudges the steering wheel in the right direction if you should happen to go astray. What if you could apply that technology to other aspects of life? That's one of the questions that the auto manufacturer European branch is beginning to explore with its 'Ford Interventions' projects, which, according to Ford Europe of Marketing Communications director Anthony Ireson, highlight some of the ways to "apply automotive expertise to tackle everyday – or in this case, every night – problems."


As the name suggests, the "Lane-Keeping Bed" solves the problem faced by sleepers who share a bed with someone who, unconsciously or not, takes up more than his or her share of the sleeping area, thus depriving their partner of a good night's rest. Keep in mind, this product is not for sale. It's simply a prototype created to demonstrate Ford's ingenuity and the myriad ways that technology can be adapted to improve our daily (and nightly) lives. 

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