Get your baby to sleep in the ‘car’

Ford Max Motor Dreams

DRIVING around in circles in town at 2am.

We’ve all done it to get the baby asleep because they only finally stop crying thanks to the motion of the car.

Even ex-Manchester United legend and current Scotland manager Gordon Strachan once told me he drove his Vauxhall Viva in the snow at 4am to get his son to sleep in the 70s when he played for Aberdeen.

But now Ford reckon they have solved this problem – without you even having to leave the house!

They have created the Max Motor Dreams.

Ford’s new invention aims to end the parental nightmare of late-night drives by simulating the calm, rocking nature of a night-time drive in the comfort of your own home.

Max Motor Dreams was designed by Alejandro Lopes Bravo and it uses a delicate swaying platform and a series of wrap-around lights to create a cabin-like crib, tricking your baby into thinking it is going for a drive with mum and dad.

Ford Max Motor Dreams app
Ford Max Motor Dreams app

The base of the crib acts as the gentle movement of the car on the road and the lights act as artificial street lights, passing by the baby just like the real thing.

Even more clever is that the Max Motor Dreams uses a smartphone app to record the data of your car journey, then it allows you to replicate this in your high-tech crib at the touch of a button.

The bad news is that, for now, this is just a one-off prototype. But Ford say they’ll put it into production if demand is there.

Parents everywhere are begging for this to be reality right now. But can we also have an adult version, please.

What do you think?

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