Volvo has for a long time been at the forefront of driver and passenger safety. This includes child safety and this is one of the reasons Volvos are often considered as the best family cars money can buy.
What we find interesting is that there is a focus on safety being comfortable to ensure that child will want to stay in their seat, an aspect often overlooked in child safety features. This is just another step in Volvo’s goal of no-one being killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.
This isn’t just marketing or purely R&D. These new seats will be available in selected markets beginning in June and come in 3 different sizes:
- Infant seat – rearward-facing (up to 13 kg or 1 year)
- Child seat – rearward-facing for children from 9 months up to 6 years (least 3-4 years as recommended by Volvo)
- Booster seat – forward-facing for children that have outgrown the rearward-facing seat (from 3-10 years old)
We understand that many people find child safety in cars a complex and sometimes confusing subject. We have focused for many years on communicating clear guidelines around how child seats should be used and the correct way to install them – Lotta Jakobsson, Adjunct Professor, PhD and Senior Technical Leader, Injury Prevention at Volvo Cars Safety Centre
To see more about the seats watch the video below: