This Ford dog kennel uses noise-canceling tech to take the fear out of fireworks

Poor dogs. All they want to do is enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations, yet humans have this annoying habit of continually firing loud rockets into the sky. At least they might have a bit of respite soon thanks to a new prototype kennel designed by Ford, which combines noise-canceling technology, sound-dampening cork, and an automatic door to give our canine friends a quiet retreat from the festivities.

The kennel, which is the first of a series of initiatives that Ford is calling “Interventions,” is really a sly promotion for the company’s noise-canceling technology that’s built into its latest Edge SUVs. In the car, microphones are used to pick up engine and transmission noises, and speakers then play the opposite frequencies to…

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