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Old 13th April 2012, 09:54   #1
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Default Carkoon- Enhanced Safety Child Car Seat

Read about this interesting child car seat in the newspapers today. Did some search and found this to be very good. Looks like this is still under development stage and expected to hit the markets late this year or early next year.

As per the newspapers, it costs around 40k in India for this. Worthy investment in my opinion!

Highlights include-
  • Deploys a Kevlar applied airbag (fire proof) in case of an accident and protects the child from any flying objects hitting
  • Provides fresh air inside the 'cocoon' to the child for about 20min.
  • Transmitter sends emergency signals to the GPS coordinators.
Excerpt from the website baby + child car seat protection, ultimate safety, Carkoon

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Parents will soon be able to make the choice between a regular child car seat and CarkoonŽ, with the ability to offer an extra layer of protection. Implementing the latest in Airbag technology, the CarkoonŽ baby seat is the only child car seat that activates extra protection for your child upon impact.


With our rapidly advancing motor industry, cars are becoming faster and further advanced in their safety aspects, but car seats are not moving at the same pace – until now. CarkoonŽdetects an impact, the severity of the impact, and deploys our active airbag technology – literally ‘cocooning’ your child in their seat. Offering an extra level of protection, unheard of before in baby car seats, CarkoonŽ is set to revolutionise the industry by raising the bar.


The CarkoonŽ car seat is aimed at protecting your child but also making your life easier – with the click of one handle you will be able to swivel CarkoonŽ round, allowing you to place your baby in with him or her facing you. It couldn’t be easier, and then turn the car seat round into the rear facing position and it secures in place. No more struggling, and no more two handed operations – we know how difficult this is.


CarkoonŽ is a University based life saving company.
Here is the Youtube link briefly explaining the functionality.



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Old 13th April 2012, 10:38   #2
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Awesome seat, would surely get this for my 2 girls. Am just trying to research and find out till what ages does it extend to. All- please provide inputs on the same.
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Default Re: Carkoon- Enhanced Safety Child Car Seat

Here is a link to the main Child Seats thread that has a ton of useful tips & advice.
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Looks gimmicky. It makes more sense to make sure there are no objects inside the car that can fly around in case of an accident.

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This is still in development as per their site. Looks more of a gimmick now rather than an actual conceptualized product.
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