Red Dot Design Award

Smart Car Seat R542

Smart Car Seat R542 | Red Dot Design Award

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The design of this smart child restraint system (CRS) is driven by the idea of a protective nest that gently embraces the baby. Soft and comfortable shapes, simple volumes, breathable fabrics, and generous paddings would grant comfort to the baby at all times. This 1/2/3 group car seat for children from 9 months to 12 years old can be easily installed for most cars. For 360° protection, it has a large headrest, high side wings and an outer shell that provides superior impact resistance. The core feature of this intelligent CRS is an array of sensors, strategically placed to detect a variety of parameters. Through a Top Tether and ISOFIX sensor, this becomes a smart baby car seat that ensures the seat is correctly positioned and fixed. Furthermore, its pressure sensors detect if the baby is in the seat, making it impossible to leave the child in the vehicle by accident. The sensor system gives feedback through smartphone notifications and visual alerts, so parents have peace of mind. For the comfort of the baby, sensors also collect data about temperature, humidity and UV rays level to avoid overheating. This is paired with fans that gently keep the baby cool when needed. An embedded LED lighting system in the headrest allows parents to see even in low light conditions. All the technology is seamlessly integrated and concealed in the CRS structure to reduce visual pollution and create a clean and simple product. The features become visible only when there is a need.

Red Dot Design Award

  • Company:
    Max-inf (Ningbo) Baby Product Co., Ltd., China
  • Team Lead:
    Xu Don
  • Design:
    Max-inf R&D Center
  • Design partner:
    Studio Volpi srl, Italy