The good news: Injuries caused by airbags and belts have decreased in number.
The bad news: Injuries caused by side-impact collisions – which are particularly dangerous for babies and children – have increased according to accident data from the German Federal Highway Research Institute.
Side protectors are an important and effective safety measure for the protection of a baby in the event of a side-impact collision. Therefore, we have built a side-impact protection into our new infant car seat Cloud Q, the telescopic Linear Side-Impact Protection System (L.S.P. System).
Each side of the back rest of the Cloud Q is equipped with an additional side-impact protector (picture below) which can be individually adjusted to the interior of the car, the position of the seat and the type of vehicle. In case of an accident, the very first forces of an accident are transferred by the extended side protector facing the door and are distributed to the car seat’s shell. The flexible material and structure of the infant car seat then absorbs the forces of an impact and channel them away from the baby.