Skip to comments.British firm unveils “Carkoon” – the cocoon baby seat
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT by the scotsman
'A revolutionary baby seat that deploys a protective cocoon in collisions has been unveiled by a British firm.
The Carkoon is a rear-facing baby seat that features a sliding protective shell made from Kevlar and fireproof Nomex, which is capable of keeping a child safe for up to 18 minutes in the event of a blaze. The Carkoon also contains a transmitter that alerts emergency services with the exact GPS location of the child giving vital extra information for any rescue effort.
Added to the design is a rotating base and quick release handle that saves messing about with seatbelts for rapid ejection. The cocoon shell is also highly resistant to collisions and will only deploy in extreme circumstances thanks to an embedded gyroscopic magnitude sensor that detects when a vehicle is tipped back or forward.'
(Excerpt) Read more at uk.cars.yahoo.com ...
And the transmitter, with only a firmware update, can (and will) notify police about speeding, smoking, eating, noise, eco-friendly driving (Like the new European GPS units) and have a satellite uplink for the parent to ask permission to open the cocoon, or otherwise remove the baby. Tax records, medical records, and gasoline consumption will be checked before granting permission.
When I was a kid... my parents always said that if one of us got killed they would just make another.
In a few weeks we’ll know if the government can force you to buy one.
they're already working on the module that monitors and transmits calorie count, saturated and unsaturated fat content, and gluten content. There's also one for carbon footprint and projected carbon footprint at ages 1, 3, 6, 8 and 12 years. Payment plans for tax on that will be available.
There hope to have a number of packages available to monitor according to political ideology/sexual preference.
Yeah, baby, aint life grand!!!!!
My first real road trip was from Clovis, NM to Oklahoma City when I was an infant.
I rode under the glass on the deck of the rear window of a 1955 Ford, unrestrained.
Somehow, I managed to live long enough to become a 60-year-old curmudgeon.
It is amazing how the people who make these restraints for kids mandatory also champion murdering 40 million of them per year, just in this country.
It is all about control. Has nothing to do with anything else.
Sometimes I am not sure how I survived to adulthood... my mom was telling my wife how I kept scraping myself up and landing on my head after “riding” my tricycle down the concrete steps from our house. My wife asked her if she and my dad ever thought about puting up some type of child gate. My mom replied matter-of-a-fact, “No we figured he’d learn.”
They only touched it once.
My parents also didn’t get alarmed when my brother (who is now an airline pilot) built a Rogolo style hang glider to tow ourselves aloft behind one of our old tractors.
I am sorry that is a rogallo style hang glider as opposed to the first and second generation double surface hang gliders we graduated to later and after that the “skypup”, our snowmobile engine powered homemade ultralight airplane.
Sorry I went a little off topic.
I slept under the glass on the package shelf of the rear window of a '57 Pontiac, unrestrained.
Survived a cross country trip...
Sounds racist,this will not stand!
Please tell us you wore a helmet, knee pads and leather gloves...
Looks like a prop from The Invasion of the Body Snatchers...
In the days when "skateboards" were roller skates dismantled and nailed to a 2X4, we would get on ours, get a blanket, grab corners and "sail" down the street. Forward vision? What was that?
I can't remember ever owning a helmet back then and I never heard of knee pads. The only gloves we had were for use in the snow.
One time we were watching a fight on TV with my dad and I said, “I wonder what it feels like to get knocked out?” Everyone looked at me like I was kidding because I had been knocked unconscious previously, mostly from falling off of horses. I can't remember any of the times I have been knocked unconscious... because of the brain damage I suppose.
Does it come with an auto eject in case of impending collision?
By the time I graduated to motorized flight; I did own a helmet. That was about the extent of the safety equipment. I still have the skypup which purchased through the Little Nickel Want Ads. The builder was a WWII pilot who had lost his medical; after he finished it, he got nervous about actually flying it. My brother was the first to take it up the morning before this attached video of my first flight.
In the Carkoon your baby will know a new definition of pain and suffering, as he or she is slowly digested over a thousand years.