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British Inventors Use GPS To Protect Infants

Article by: rob brady
Date: 12 Apr 2012

With GPS technology being utilised across numerous platforms, British inventors have given the innovative system yet another string to its bow by using it to protect infants.

Implementing GPS into the new Carkoon child car seat, the inventors have helped to create what has been named as the ‘world’s safest child car seat’.

The GPS functionality of the device is used to notify emergency services of the location of the seat in the event of an accident. This occurs automatically when the onboard airbag – another feature of the child seat – is deployed.

The GPS Emergency Beacon Transmitter is responsible for relaying this information, with the emergency services displaying the location of the child seat, and therefore the site of the accident, on an electronic map.

The airbag of the seat is deployed within fifty milliseconds of impact and encloses the child within the seat to provide the highest level of safety. The Kevlar material used in its construction is also flame-resistant for twenty minutes.

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Posted by chrish012000 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:52 pm Reply with quote

are you sure it is not 1st April?

Posted by RobBrady on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:12 pm Reply with quote

Yes, quite sure Laughing

Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums

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