Volvo Cars’ is showing a new way young children may travel safely in cars in the future with concept child seat. The new child seat design fits in the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console Concept that removed the front passenger seat, allowing for flexible space.
The new child seat idea came from conversation with Volvo Cars’ owner Li Shufu when he reviewed the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console Concept at Shanghai earlier this year and suggested the space could be used for a child seat.
Volvo wanted to make life easier for parents and safer for their children. They wanted to make it easier to get the child into and out of the child seat, give the child with a safe rearward facing seating position and offer enough storage for those v child accessories, such as diapers, bottles, wipes etc
The concept car allows 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 Excellence Child Seat Concept, allows small children safely lean back and sleep. The design is based on Volvo’s safety beliefs that small children should travel rearward facing as long as possible (at least up to the age of 3 or 4). 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.
The seat allows the parent to maintain eye contact with the child from the rear seat and keep a bottle warm in the heated cup holders in the XC90 Excellence.