The German manufacturer of car seats and strollers has introduced the Anoris T i-Size – the first forward-facing car seat with integrated airbag.
Thanks to its integrated airbag technology, research shows that the forward-facing Anoris seat offers approximately 50% more protection than conventional forward-facing seats and is at least as safe as rear-facing car seats.
Facing forward, the child is able to more easily interact with the driver, and the Anoris T i-Size offers more comfort, legroom and easy entry into the seat, while also being simple to install.
Martin Pos, founder of Cybex, commented: “The question was never if, but rather when. For decades, airbags have been essential safety features for vehicles, protecting adults from serious injury in the event of an accident. Ever since, Cybex was founded in 2005, we had a vision for a car set that would also make this technology accessible to children.
“Thanks to the hard work of our development team over the past 15 years and new technologies, it is with great pride that we release Cybex Anoris T i-Size.”
In a conventional front-facing car seat, a child is secured using harness straps meaning that in a frontal collision, the head is thrust forward. To combat this, the Anoris T’s impact shield protects both the fragile head and neck. The airbag is activated in milliseconds, opening to spread to a c-shape in front of the child.
The full body airbag provides around 50% more protection in the event of a frontal collision than traditional forward facing child seats with a harness system, while still offering the same degree of protection as rear-facing seats.
The Anoris also offers more ‘passive safety’ as drivers don’t have to turn around to interact with the child, as they can interact more easily via the rearview mirror.
The Anoris T is developed in accordance with the UN R129/03 standard, and is suited to children up to six years-old, or a height of 115cm and a maximum weight of 21kg. The seat can be adjusted into three positions to enable more comfortable travel and sleeping.