Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air Launch
Baby & Co were lucky enough to attend the launch of the new Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air at the TRL this week and saw the seat being tested in the state of the art testing centre. This ground-breaking seat is the first in the world to feature built in airbags, making it one of the most innovative and safest seats on the market.
So, how does it work?
The ISOFIX connectors feature a crash detecting system, that sense as soon as the car is impacted, sending a signal to deploy the airbags in under 0.05 seconds. The airbags are then released from the car seat’s harness and filled with cold air. Acting like a cushion to decrease the rotation of the child’s neck and shoulders forward. The airbags automatically deflate after 1 second.
Take a look at some footage we captured from the launch showing the AxissFix Air in action.
Why is it safer?
The airbags act like a cushion to vitally reduce the forces impacted on the head and neck as the child rotates forward following the crash. When in a forward facing position, the deployment of the air bags makes the AxissFix Air up to 55% safer.
As you can see from this image, in comparison with a car seat without air bags, the rotation of the head and neck and therefore, strain and force on the head and neck are massivley reduced. In the 'normal car seat' crash test, the head reaches an almost hotizontal position. If we compare to the AxissFix Air, you can see that the Air Safety Technology cushions the head, greatly reducing the distance the head can travel.
How do they differ from normal airbags?
It is important to note that the airbag technology featured in the AxissFix Air differ greatly to those in a normal vehicle that are generally seen as dangerous to a child in the event of a crash. Firstly, the air that fills the AxissFix Air Airbags is simply cold rather than hot, eradicating the risk of potentially burning the child. Also, as the air bags are deployed from the harness surrounding the body of the child, they won’t injure the child by through force to the face. After the impact, the airbags deflate immediately so there is no risk of further injury or suffocation. It is also important to note that the substance expelled from the airbag after deflation that can be seen in the still images is simply water vapor as the CO2 is released as the airbag deflates. It is not at all harmful.
What else has it got to offer?
As well as this innovative technology, it also boasts a whole host of practical tried and tested features that make the seat easy to use and super safe.
-integrated ISOFIX base
-interactive installation feedback
-4 recline options
-7 height size adjustment
If you want to be on the forefront of car seat safety, the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is a groundbreaking seat that's the first of it's kind, proven to be safer in the event of a front or rear collision. You can visit us in store for a demonstration of the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air or get in contact with us for more information or any advice and guidance on car seats.
Shop the Maxi-Cosi Axiss Fix Air here.