The Swedish Plus Test is a notoriously stringent crash testing procedure with a reputation for being incredibly difficult to pass. Introduced in 2009, the Plus Test generally focuses on rear-facing seats due to the fact that testing criteria is so tough to meet, forward-facing seats simply don't stand much of a chance, and to date no forward-facing car seat has managed to succeed in acquiring Plus Test approval. The Swedish Plus Test is entirely voluntary, so it is up to the manufacturer whether or not they have their seats tested, however if you are looking for complete safety then Plus Test approved car seats are the best way to know which models can provide protection when you need it most.
What Does the Test Involve?
The Swedish Plus Test covers:
Higher speed impact crashes
Very short braking distances resulting in violent force exerted on dummy
Carefully measured force on dummy's neck with highly sensitive sensors to determine fatal force
The Plus Test is more extensive and rigorous than the standard European ECE R44 testing and even surpasses i-Size tests. For more information and recommendations.
If you are looking for one of the safest i-Size car seats take a look at the Axkid One; the latest extended rear facing car seat from Axkid.
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