It’s an issue every parent has had to deal with, more times than they can remember – taking care of a beautiful, very young bundle of joy that just won’t settle down to sleep. For said parents, who are most likely functioning on just under ninety minutes of downtime themselves, it can be very taxing when all the rocking, humming and cuddling in the world has no effect.
The last resort, mostly because of the hassle of dressing and strapping the child in safe an warm, can be a soothing, nocturnal drive which, for reasons science still hasn’t fully explained, is often the only tonic for both the sleep deprived baby and the parents.
Already tired and stressed to their limit, though, a lot of parents are reluctant to go out into the cold dark and drive while exhausted, particularly with their most cherished on board. Which led to the idea for the MAX Motor Dreams cot.
Designed for a Ford of Spain ad campaign, the ‘smart’ crib replicates the aspects of a night time cruise that are amazing at inducing sleep for the young child in the backseat. By mimicking the distant rumble of the engine, the gentle rocking of the car and the glow from passing streetlamps, it simulates the most soothing parts of quiet car journey without anybody having to leave their bed.
The rectangular crib has a Ford motor that emulates the car movements of its C-Max car line. With LED lights included in the design to act as lamppost lights, the cot is Wi-Fi enabled and connects to a companion smartphone app, for parents to recreate the sounds, lights and movements from an especially tranquil car ride they’ve recorded
Currently, the Max Motor Dreams is merely a prototype. However, pending interest, Ford say they may look into marketing the crib as a genuine product. Then, according to López Bravo, “The Max Motor Dreams could make the everyday lives of a lot of people a little bit better.”