Volvos inflatable child seat: light, portable, even online-capable

Volvoês inflatable child seat: light, portable, even online-capable

Continuing on the safety track for which it is reputed, Volvo has designed an inflatable child seat. Inflated in 40 seconds with a silent pump, the seat weighs less than 11 pounds, half the weight of a regular child seat.

It is constantly online via Bluetooth, enabling a range of features, including remote controlled inflation. The seat is made of drop-stitch fabric, commonly used in boats and originally developed by the military in an effort to develop inflatable airplanes.

Lawrence Abele, Volvo design manager and designer of the seat, came into the project from a parentês view. –When we lived abroad with two toddlers, we had to haul bulky child seats through airports and then into taxis,” Abele said. –Any assistance to simplify the parentsê life with young children is a really good thing.”

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