Car seats for little kids are a drag. They weigh too much and just tugging one into the back space of a station wagon can depress an adult’s spirits. Volvo however has introduced a brand new concept in this regard. It is a seat that weighs less than half the ordinary children’s seat. And the really good thing is that it can easily fit into a small space. That space can be the size of a small pouch or backpack.
The car seat faces towards the back side so as to minimize impact in case of a mishap. It is super-portable and can come in very handy. The impossible has literally become a reality today thanks to Volvo’s cutting edge research. The beauty of this seat is that it does away with the unwieldy devices of the past.
Lawrence Abele, Design Manager at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center in Los Angeles and the designer behind the new seat, had his two children in mind while designing the concept seat: “For me child safety is always the number one priority and when we lived abroad with two toddlers we had to haul bulky child seats through airports and then into taxis. For many, traveling with young children is a challenge; any assistance to simplify the parents’ life with young children is a great thing.”
A total time of a little more than half a minute is all it takes for the inflatable car seat to fill up with air. Weighing a mere 10 pounds at max, this ideal seat for the little ones can be deployed in a number of vehicles. Being the best protection for your child during travel, this rear facing inflatable car seat has the perfect dimensions of 18 X 20 X 8 inches. It has an intrinsic pump that can inflate it within record time too.
“Our idea was to create a child seat concept that would be convenient for anyone to use anytime and for it to be compact to be able store it in small spaces. Children will find it more comfortable as the main structure is filled with air, which serves as a better and softer cushion than the traditional plastic molded child seats. It also has interchangeable inserts in a wide arrange of materials, which enables personalization”, Lawrence explains.
There are car seats for children older than toddlers on the store shelves as well. They are termed booster seats. The clothing material from which the seat is constructed is very special as well. And by the looks of it the baby seat is a pretty cool device. In fact, it would appear to be a seamless part of an SUV.
“Actually, it would be better for all of us to travel facing the rear but given how cars are designed nowadays it’s not feasible. Young children, however, can and should travel facing the rear of the car as long as possible“, says Lawrence.
“The goal was to design a seat as safe, or safer, than anything on the market right now but second to that I want everyone, including kids to be exposed to great design every day,” Lawrence ends.
With more and more vehicles on the roads, the safety of your family is a critical goal that cannot be ignored. Therefore, the child safety seat will go a long way in ensuring your progeny’s security in such times of peril.