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February 14, 2019

Ford May Have a Solution for "Selfish Sleepers" (w/ Video)

At the end of a hectic day, cosying up to the one you love should be a welcome relief. But for those who share their bed with a “space invader”, precious hours can be lost simply trying to reclaim a fair share of the mattress.

Studies show that 1 in 4 of those in relationships sleep better alone.

But if separate beds don’t appeal–a phenomenon now so popular that there is a recognized trend for so-called “sleep divorces”–what next?

One solution could be Ford’s “Lane-Keeping Bed”, that applies car tech know-how to ensuring that even the most selfish bed mate stays firmly “in their lane” through the night.

Inspired by Ford’s Lane-Keeping system in their cars, the “Lane-Keeping Bed” uses pressure sensors to identify when someone has strayed from their side of the bed and gently returns them to where they should be with the help of an integrated conveyor belt.

Just a prototype, the “Lane-Keeping Bed” is part of a series of Ford Interventions; applying automotive expertise to tackle everyday – or in this case, every night – problems.

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