Sometimes a company comes along with a concept or idea that is so absolutely amazing and yet surprisingly simplistic, you wonder why in the heck we’re just now getting it.
This is the best description of Volvo’s take on the car seat.
That’s right the car seat—that clunky piece of plastic that is meant to keep your kid safe,
but is otherwise a cumbersome pain in the rear.
Volvo‘s version of the rear-facing car seat is a jaw-dropping affair when compared to today’s standard models.
It almost makes one want to run out and have children just to have an excuse to use it.
The Volvo car seat looks like it will be a lot of fun for parents and kids alike:
Volvo’s unique concept involves a car seat that can be inflated and deflated with the press of a button.
The item inflates or deflates in about forty seconds. Once deflated, it folds neatly enough to be carried around in a simple backpack.
The item is easy to store and can be carried around discreetly. When a parent is ready to use it, they can have their child buckled in within the span of about a minute.
With the Volvo prototype being so simplistic, some expect that the design will prove lightweight.
— Volvo Car SA (@VolvoCar_SA) April 14, 2014
In actuality, the car seat is meant to be rather sturdy.
The fabric is made to withstand high internal pressure due to its military origin.
Originally the fabric was made as part of an “inflatable plane” concept. While the plane prototype never worked out, the material is currently a staple of the boating industry.
The fabric of the car seat is thought capable of withstanding serious damage. All this while being able to fit into certain over-sized handbags.
Power and convenience? Yes, please!
There is no word as to when this concept car seat will be available for purchase, but the prototype has generated a lot of buzz on the internet.
Why wasn't this invented 7 years ago?!? Why!! / Volvo invents inflatable child car seat http://t.co/XBHdUnEwjC
— Yvonne Belanger (@ybelanger) April 11, 2014
Image via Volvo Car SA, Twitter