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Volvo designs next-generation child seats for improved safety

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Volvo has come up with three all-new seat designs that maximize safety and comfort for children on the road. 

From infants to 10-year-olds, these seats will make young passengers feel more at ease thanks in part to more breathable seat fabric that’s made of 80% wool.

Three different seat models were designed in order to suit the needs of children of various ages and sizes:

  • Infant seat – rearward-facing (up to 13 kg or nine months);
  • Child seat – rearward-facing for children from nine months up to six years (at least three to four years old, as recommended by Volvo);
  • Booster seat – forward-facing for children that have outgrown the rearward-facing seat (from three to 10 years old).

“Our focus is on ensuring that young children travel in the safest manner possible, depending upon their size and age. This means rearward-facing up to the age of at least three or four years, and after that with child seats or booster cushions until the child is up to 140 cm in height. The safety benefits are unquestionable, yet many parents unwittingly allow their children to sit forward-facing too early,” said Lotta Jakobsson, Adjunct Professor, PhD and Senior Technical Leader, Injury Prevention at Volvo Cars Safety Centre. 

These new seats will have a direct impact on overall child safety and support the company’s Vision 2020 plan, where no one will be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo car by the year 2020.”

 

 

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