(Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 10:35AM by Kelsey McDonald)
It’s tradition to ring in the new year with fireworks and most people love the colorful spectacle. However, it can be a stressful experience for our canine friends as they possess much better hearing than us and the big bangs scare them. That’s why Ford is using the noise-canceling insulation found in their vehicles to create kennels for pooches to put them at ease during the festivities. How does it work? Microphones inside the doghouse will be able to detect the commotion and transmit opposing frequencies from speakers. The concept of utilizing automotive technology to solve everyday problems is part of a Ford initiative called “Interventions.”
Of course, you don’t need an animal to benefit from state-of-the-art gadgets - you just need the 2019 Fusion V6 Sport. Under the hood rests an impressive 2.7L EcoBoost that cranks out a whopping 325 HP and 380 lb.-ft of torque. And you don’t have to think twice about tearing down the highway because it's got a ton of safety features. For example, blind spot monitoring is designed to identify other cars flanking you, and in the case that one is, an indicator light on the side-view mirrors illuminates to help prevent an accident!