Volvo unveils inflatable child seat concept [video]

Children’s seats are bulky and quite heavy, even though thanks to lightweight materials they are much lighter than few decades ago.

When there is no need to move the seat and it is always in the car, we feel good. But from a personal experience when there is some traveling involved or just switching the seat between two cars, it can be quite annoying.

Volvo looks to have the answer with the new lightweight and inflatable rearward-faced child seat concept using groundbreaking technology.

The seat has an innovative pump system and inflates in less than 40 seconds and deflates with an integrated pump. The total weight of the seat is less than 5 kg, half the weight of a contemporary seat. It is even constantly online via Bluetooth enabling a wide range of features, including remote controlled inflation.

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, travelling with young children is a challenge; any assistance to simplify the parents’ life with young children is a great thing.”

The concept is perfect for anyone in need need for an ultra mobile child seat, making it very convenient when travelling by taxi, rental car or bus, situations where you historically had to rely on the safety measures available.


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