Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Re-Imagined Child Safety Seat Concept

Volvo Cars recently introduced their re-imagined Child Safety Seat Concept. This concept follows their Shanghai reveal of the XC90 Excellence and Lounge Console Concept—a passenger seat-less XC90 designed to create a sense of ‘first-class’ for the 2nd row passenger (image below of the XC90 Excellence and Lounge Console Concept).

Now, Volvo has taken the Lounge Console Concept even further with the Child Safety Seat Concept. “We started by asking ourselves if we could make life easier for parents and safer for their children when it comes to the child seat experience. We focused on three key benefits—making it easier to get the child into and out of the child seat from an ergonomic and comfort perspective, providing the child with a safe rearward facing seating position that enables it to keep eye-contact with either the driver or the rear passenger and of course including enough storage for those vital child accessories, such as diapers, bottles, wipes, and so on,” said Tisha Johnson, Chief Designer Interiors at Volvo Cars Concept and Monitoring Center.

The Child Safety Seat Concept enables the parent to swivel the child seat when buckling the child in, and locks once the seat is in a rearward facing position. As you see in the photo above, there is plenty of storage for children items such as diapers and blankets.

“For us the safety, convenience, and emotional factors outweigh everything else. Being able to maintain eye contact with your child from the rear seat, or being able to keep a bottle warm in the heated cup holders in the XC90 Excellence, would go a long way towards making life easier for parents taking their small child on a trip.” Says Tisha Johnson.

Of course this is only a Volvo concept--nothing is in the production phase. A concept designed with safety, comfort, and luxury in mind—that’s the Volvo way.

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