It turns out over two-thirds of parents have been installing car seats incorrectly. Thankfully, 4Moms are here to make things easier, with a car seat that installs itself. It’s a bit like Back to the Future’s self-lacing Nikes, but a lot more useful.
Okay so it’s not totally self-installing – you still need to put it in the car and latch the straps to your car seat – but after that, the accompanying app helps you make it fit perfectly.
Use your phone as a spirit level, gauging angles, then scan your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) through the app, to learn exactly where to install the seat for your make and model. Once it’s in place, the baby carriage will run diagnostics to make sure you installed it correctly, adjusting straps and suspension (yes there’s suspension – this is the future after all).
At $500, it isn’t cheap, but the levels of safety and comfort could prove to be invaluable.
Via. Fast Co. Design & CNET