Volvo is further growing its reputation as a safety leader by introducing a new inflatable car seat aimed at giving traveling families a lighter, easier-to-use alternative.
The seat is covered in drop-stitched fabric and inflates in about 40 seconds using an electric motor in the seat. It weighs about 11 pounds, which makes it relatively easy to pack in a carry on bag when flying.
“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,” said Lawrence Abele, design manager at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center in Los Angeles. He designed the seat with his two children in mind. “For many, travelling with young children is a challenge; any assistance to simplify the parents’ life with young children is a great thing.” (more…)