If you have a young family, you want to be sure that your car is one of the safest around. Picking a safe car for your family may seem like a daunting task. What makes a safe family car? There are a number of factors to consider, including:
- Rearview cameras
- Blind spot cameras
- Lane departure warning system
- Break assist
Of course there are other features to think about, and you can research online to find out more about which models of car offer the best safety features. As well as the standard and optional safety features that come built into the car, you can also make your own personal additions to your children’s safety.
Hi Tech Child Safety Seat
All infants and young children require a car seat, it’s mandatory, but installing one yourself can be a real chore. Not to mention the fact that you need to be sure you installed it correctly. How about a child safety seat that’s “self-installing?” A Company called 4moms has recently developed a robotic car seat that eliminates all the struggle. All you have to do is attach the seat’s base anchors to the hooks in your car and the seat will automatically balance itself.It will also adjust the tension in the belts to make sure the seat’s secure. There’s even a phone app that will guide you through the set-up it in case you need extra help.
To ensure the seat remains safe throughout its use, the app will monitor it continuously and give you visual and verbal confirmation that everything is in place. Should the seat in any way become insecure, the app will notify you and tell you what you need to do to fix the problem. Each time the cradle seat is placed back into its base in the car, the seat will automatically run a diagnostic check to ensure everything is still super safe. There are also some extra features built in to that app that make it even more useful:
- Car model information: If you input your car’s make and model, the app will instruct you on exactly where the right spot is to install the safety seat.
- Baby growth tracker: The app will keep tabs on your infant’s growth and will inform you of when you need to adjust the harness to ensure a safe fit.
Hi-tech Toddler Safety
If you’re looking for a smart option for a toddler car seat, check out TOMY’s IAlert seat. The seat has an app that links it to your phone so that it can check the seat is always set at the safest angle and orientation. It will also set of an audible and visual warning if your child is not fastened in correctly.
Because your child safety is a top priority it’s definitely worth researching the high tech options for safety seats for infants and toddlers. That way you can rest assured that your kids are safe, even when you are concentration on driving.
Robert Kaur is a Dad with a passion for all things auto. He trained as a mechanic before leaving that side of the industry for new pastures. His articles, of course, focus on all things auto related as that’s where his heart is!