Your annoying, bed-hogging partner has met its match.
Ford has designed what it calls a “lane-keeping bed,” in which pressure sensors monitor when a sleeper is out of their lane.
When the sensors detect your partner has moved into your space, a conveyor belt built into the bed aims to gently realign them into place.
We have questions: Will the moving conveyor belt wake you up? And can you switch off the lane-keeping feature, if you just like to cuddle?
It doesn’t really matter though, because the “lane-keeping bed” is sadly only a gimmick to promote the carmaker’s lane assist feature. Still kinda cool, though.
“Lane-Keeping Aid in our cars can make driving easier and more comfortable,” Ford Europe marketing director Anthony Ireson said in a statement online.
“We thought that showing how similar thinking could be applied to a bed, would be a great way to highlight to drivers a technology that they might not previously have been aware of.”
Ford has been creating prototypes based off car features, like the noise-cancelling kennel it released back in December. Blanket hoggers, you’re next.