Volvo XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept re-imagines how small children travel [video]

Earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show, Volvo revealed the XC90 Excellence with two reclining rear seats and the Lounge Console Concept without the front seat for more leg room and comfort at the rear.

This time the Swedish car makers design team has completely re-imagined how children could travel safely in cars in the future.

“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 Centre.

The resulting XC90 Excellence Child Seat concept enables the parent to swivel the seat counter-clockwise when seating the child and then lock the seat in a rearward facing position. The concept also provides storage for small items beside the seat and a storage space underneath for diapers, blankets, or other larger items and enough space for a tote bag at the front of the seat under the dashboard.

The XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept, which also provides a function to help small children safely lean back and sleep, is based on Volvo’s clear safety position; that small children should travel rearward facing as long as possible (at least up to the age of 3 or 4). Plenty of people don’t understand the idea behind it, but this is primarily due to the lack of muscular strength in the necks of small children and the disproportionate head size and weight in relation to the body.

There are no production details, but this is clearly something that many parents would love to see as an option on any car.

Volvo XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept

 


RELATED POSTS

2015 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG saloon spied with less camouflage
Sebastien Loeb and Peugeot are going after Goodwood hillclimb record
2015 BMW X1 starts testing on the Nürburgring
That's one way to drive a supercar! Ferrari FF spotted carrying lumber
Choosing the car: new or used?
Six-millionth Audi with quattro all-wheel drive rolls off the assembly line
2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year candidates announced
Hyundai i20 Coupe design sketch previews a new sporty addition to the 5-door hatch
Track-only McLaren P1 GTR revealed in production form for Geneva debut
One-off bespoke Aston Martin Rapide S revealed with a unique trunk cellar for the finest champagne
Pricing announced for the next-gen Honda Civic Type R
Volkswagen develops electric race car for Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Tags: , , , , ,
linode.com