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Ford Designs a Noise-Cancelling Dog House for Anxious Pups Which Shields Them From Fireworks

Ford has a solution to ease one of the most common sources of fear and anxiety in dogs— the loud noise from fireworks.

The carmaker has invented the Noise-Cancelling Kennel, which applies the active noise-cancelling technology used in headphones and, more recently, in cars to a dog’s home.

This technology is currently used in Ford‘s Edge SUV to mask engine noise. When microphones within the car pick up high levels of noise from the engine or transmission, the system sends out an opposing signal via the car’s audio system.

The sound waves, in effect, cancel each other out, leaving the passengers in relative silence. Bose has a similar system based on its noise-cancelling headphones that also targets road noise.