Is this the ultimate high tech baby capsule? The Carkoon is a child restraint seat made of Kevlar to protect from side impact. In the case of an accident, a Kevlar airbag deploys to protect the child from any flying debris. It also protects from smoke should there be a fire, and it has enough air for 20 minutes. An emergency beacon transmitter is also activated to advise authorities of the incident.
Personally having been through 3 kids, I’m not all that convinced about this product. I mean what happens if the accident isn’t that bad and the shield and beacon deploys, and what happens if poor old bubs in inside for longer than 20 minutes?
The prototype is still undergoing testing in Britain’s Transport Research Laboratory before it’s ready to ship, though they’re claiming it may ship as early 2013 for £499 (approx $800US).