Safer children in the car with Cybex Anoris T i-Size, the first car seat with an airbag


The theme of child safety in the car is very important but it is probably talked about too little, often only when fatal accidents occur. That’s why I was happy to participate in a Cybex event , a well-known German company that deals, among other things, with create car seats which have obtained important awards for their safety. A presentation dedicated to the launch of a product designed to ensure greater safety for children on board the cars. An opportunity also to take a look at the crash tests that this company carries out internally to evaluate the reliability of its products.

An event in which I attended with a different spirit than usual. As the father of a girl of less than 5 years, I have always been very careful to choose products able to protect her in adequate way in the car. When one approaches the child car seat market for the first time as a parent, a real “world” opens up that many are unaware of. A world full of crash tests and safety scores, not very different from what we are used to seeing with Euro NCAP.

So I was particularly curious to find out what Cybex was planning to present.

MUCH SAFER

This “mysterious” Cybex product was unveiled by CEO Martin Pos during a short presentation directly inside the company’s factory located in Bayreuth , Germany. This is the new Anoris T i-Size car seat, the first to be equipped with an integrated airbag . A product that has been defined as a “ technical revolution “, capable of offering about 15% more safety than to other seats facing forward (value derived from internal crash tests taking into account the criteria of the ADAC frontal crash test). Furthermore, when compared to traditional rearward facing car seats for children, Anoris has better overall performance in terms of active and passive protection.

A product already imagined later 15 years ago by the company and that has required many years of work . In fact, the latest technologies were used to make it happen, which made it possible to overcome various technical obstacles, as the CEO himself told us. The seat uses a mix of sensors, specific software and algorithms developed internally. Behind this product there are also several patents.

Obviously, the technical details of the operation of this seat are reserved but Cybex has developed a system in able to significantly increase the safety of small children in the car in the event of an accident. But how exactly does it work?

The integrated airbag protects both the baby’s head and neck and is placed inside a safety cushion. It only pops out when the built-in mini computer decides it’s needed. Everything takes place in milliseconds . Opening, the airbag forms a sort of C in front of the child.

For those who ask, there is a small battery which allows to power the system and which should last for the entire useful life of the product . In any case, it can be replaced. This seat offers enough legroom for children up to six years of age.

The car seat – developed according to UN R standards 95/03 – is suitable for children from a height of 76 cm. The seat adapts to the growth of the child up to the age of six or up to a height of 115 centimeters and a maximum weight of 21 kilograms. Parents can adjust the seat in three comfortable positions so that the child can easily fall asleep on long journeys.

The price? The new Cybex Anoris T i-Size car seat will be available from the end of November 2021 to 699,95 EUR .

CRASH TEST

The presentation of the new seat was also an opportunity to take a closer look at the crash tests that Cybex carries out in its factory to test the validity of its products. Specifically, we had the opportunity to witness a test of the new Anoris T i-Size. A very interesting experience that allowed us to see how the company really takes great care in testing the safety of these products . To define the new seat, for example, it took more than 1. 000 crash test .



After each test, careful measurements are made to check how the seat has behaved and any “damage” to the missing piece. In short, an extremely accurate work which then reflects on the safety of our children on board the cars in all those situations that every parent hopes will never happen.


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