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Volvo Making Child Car Seats?

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On: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:10PM | By: Karen Cook

Volvo Making Child Car Seats?

When I had my first child I was 22 and I weighed less than 100 pounds. Getting from one place to another in my car was quite a feat for me. It required lugging my purse, diaper bag, infant seat/ car seat, and my son to my vehicle and then, once at my destination, lugging all of it out again. It was cumbersome and heavy. I hate to think what a spectacle I made in the process.

Volvo has come up with an idea that will make traveling with a child less bulky and awkward and is safer for the child. The product uses technology that is currently at work in the boating industry and the military for their inflatable water craft. It has been remodeled to create a car seat with some pretty nifty benefits.

It weighs less than eleven pounds which is about half of what a traditional car seat weighs. It fits into a weekend bag which makes it a breeze to transport, especially with your hands full of everything else you have to carry for your baby. The car seat can be this small because it inflates for use. In less than 40 seconds the seat is ready to use. The integrated pump makes deflation almost as quick. And for those times when you are coming out of the grocery store loaded down with purchases, the seat can be inflated remotely using Bluetooth!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that three-fourths of all car seats are used improperly and that car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for children up to 13 years old. Making car seats simpler to use, more convenient, and safer is one way Volvo is showing its commitment to keeping its buyers and their families protected on the road.

There is no release date for the new car seat but it seems only a matter of time before other manufacturers tap into this technology, to the relief of mothers everywhere.

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