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Ford launches anti ‘mattress-hogging’ bed

By on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ford has taken their lane assist technology for cars to help couples get a good night’s sleep with a unique bed designed to put an end to “mattress-hogging” once and for all.

The bed’s internal mechanism rolls restless sleepers back into place on their side of the bed as soon as they trigger the bed’s pressure sensors; thereby saving sleep-deprived partners from clinging uncomfortably to the edge of the bed.

The ‘lane keeping’ system is usually is a safety-focused, driver-assist technology that is incorporated into most of Ford’s newer vehicles. Its sensors work to analyse impending road markings, if they detect the car veering off course, the system gently guides it back into the correct lane by ‘nudging’ the steering wheel in the right direction.

However, the manufacturer has decided to keep its lane keeping assist technology to itself for now, with no plans to put the beds on general sale to the public in the near future.

Anthony Ireson, of Ford in Europe, said: “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.”

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