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Volvo’s New Child Car Seat

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Tired of heavy car seats and jamming the heavy car seat you’ve lugged to the curb into the back of your car? Well now Volvo revealed a new concept that could change the industry. What’s so good about it? It’s inflatable. It fits in a bag. While it’s certainly a compelling concept–it inflates like magic!

Rather than being constructed out of rigid plastic and metal, their seat uses heavy duty drop-stitch fabric–the same stuff you’ll find in outdoor gear such as inflatable rafts. So you can pull that car seat out of a bag, and watch it balloon into a seat. It does this amazing feat in 40 seconds, thanks to a silent internal pump. You can even set it to inflate from your phone via Bluetooth, if you’re into that extra effort.

The seat is designed to be rear-facing, which would imply that it’s designed for children up to about age three. Otherwise, there are almost no other details available at this time. Volvo has no immediate plans to bring it to market.


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