A car even Fido can love

Dog_carHonda has built the first dog-friendly car. The W.O.W concept car, which stands for "wonderful openhearted wagon" features a glove compartment large enough for a small pup, a larger pop-up crate in the back seat and special doggie seat belts. (It doesn’t feature doggie headphones like the ones pictured here, but it’s a good idea, isn’t it?) Honda will display the car at a Tokyo auto show later in the month, but has no plans to market the car. Yet. "We created this vehicle from the point of view of a dog, but it turned out to be a gentler vehicle for the elderly, children and other family members," said Honda designer Katsuhito Nakamura. W.O.W. also comes with removable, washable, rollout flooring. No doubt that will make dog owners very happy indeed. I’m surprised no one thought of this sooner.

—Posted by Lisa van der Pool

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