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This rear-facing, inflatable child seat from Volvo would have been ideal a few years ago as an alternative to schlepping around a heavy and unwieldy seat, a necessity when travelling with infants and young children.  This prototype by Volvo - a name synonymous with safety - is designed to inflate (or deflate) in 40 seconds via its built-in electric pump.  The designer, a father of two, was encouraged to develop the seat based on his own experiences when travelling.

It is hoped that children will find the seat more comfortable than a traditional plastic moulded child seats as the main structure is filled with air. The seat also has interchangeable inserts in a wide arrange of materials, which allow for personalisation.  It is thought that the portable and compact seat will be convenient not just for parents, but also grandparents and others who may only need the seat occasionally.

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