Over 70% of infant car seats are installed incorrectly. Our car seat technology can help curb this statistic. In addition to improving transportation safety overall, our car seat technology also makes it convenient for families with more than one child – eliminating the need to constantly change out car seats or booster seats. Now, you can have a seat accommodate a child – no matter their age or growth stage.

Seat Parts Diagram

Seat Components

A. Back Center
B. Back Right Bolster
C. Back Left Bolster
D. Center Bottom Cushion
E. Bottom Right Bolster
F. Bottom Left Bolster
G. Bottom Front Bolster
H. 5-Point Harness Seat Belts
I.  Point Harness Bottom Buckle
J. 5-Point Harness Selection Latches
K. 5-Point Harness Clip-in Points
L. Detection Sensor

 

Below, see how our seat settings work. A key feature with the seat technology is that the accompanying software that is accessible through a vehicle’s infotainment system will receive the input of the child’s height and weight and configure the seat accordingly.

Infants will continue to use their infant carrier with its base when used with the technology equipped seat. The seat will have LATCH in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The infant carrier will utilize the seat belt as instructed by the carrier manufacturer to complete proper installation.

Recent research has impacted the technology’s original infant setting. The current concept does not use the moving seat parts for infant carriers in order to provide enhanced flexibility for the amount of room required by rear facing car seats.  The image depicting the infant carrier in the technology equipped seat will differ in its final design – primarily in that no parts of the seat will rise due to the dimensions of newer infant carriers in the market today.

INFANT CARRIER with SEAT BASE

Infant Carrier with Base Setting

The infant carrier seat setting has two possible variations. Research indicates that infant carrier bases are  designed with larger footprints in today’s market versus carriers designed  a few years ago.  The car seat technology can accommodate both variations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFANT CARRIER without SEAT BASE

Infant Carrier without a Base Setting

Front, Left and Right seat bottom bolsters

adjust to secure and cradle the carrier without
the base.

*The recommendation is to manufacture the seat
with the adjustable Front  Bolster to provide the
option to customers. The height/weight input will not be necessary for infant
carrier settings. Rather, the infant carrier will have
presets.

 

Seat Color LegendMoveable Seat Component

Non-moving Seat Component

When a child outgrows a rear facing car seat, our car seat technology eliminates the need for a booster seat as portions of the seat will rise to achieve the proper height. For toddlers, the five-point harness is integrated into the seat back. Two seat belts using automatic locking retractors (ALR) will be used and accessible from the top of the seat back as indicated on the diagram below.

The diagram below shows the parts of the seat that will adjust to the toddler’s height and weight.

Seat Color LegendMoveable Seat Components

Non-moving Seat Components

Toddler in FOUR-EVER IN MOTION Adjustable Seat

For toddlers, Part A (Back Center) will angle 25-degrees back to prevent the toddler’s head from hanging forward when sleeping. The Back Center also houses the five-point harness as required for toddlers. (See five-point harness section for details.)

Parts B and C (Back Right and Left Bolsters) will move forward and inward to provide a more proper seat back width. The right and left bolsters can move forward a maximum of six inches and can move inward based on the style and design of the OEM seat.

The back right and left bolsters’ (Parts B, C) forward movement provides more side protection for the toddler. The back right and left bolsters’ (Parts B, C) inward movement along with the bottom right and left bolsters’ (Parts E, F) upward movement aim to minimize potential injuries sustained from side-to-side motions in the event of an accident.

The five-point harness system is not constricted by any weight parameters and is recommended to be configured for the upper height percentile of a six-year-old child.

Part D (Center Bottom Cushion) will move up a maximum of four inches and is angled upward. Parts E and F (Bottom Right and Left Bolsters) both can move up a maximum of six inches.

With a five-point harness, the toddler is now secured in the seat.

Seat Color LegendMoveable Seat Component

Non-moving Seat Component
FOUR-EVER IN MOTION 5-Point HarnessWhen not in use, the five-point harness will be retracted.

Two selection latches made of steel plates on the seat frame will be located in the approximate location on the diagram.  Manual adjustments to the seat belt harness is achieved by using of the several slots available in the selection latch.

There is a three-buckle connection point that will have an indicator to signal when the connection points have been properly secured.

It is recommended to remain using the 5-point harness for the child until the selection latches no longer apply.

L – Selection Latches (2)

Two selection latches made of steel plates in the seat frame will be located in the approximate location of the diagram. The purpose of the two selection latches is to allow for manual adjustment of the seat belt harness to the top of the child’s shoulders. There will be several slots available in the selection latches.

The selection latches will be revealed with a gentle push into the seat back which will allow the seat belt to be inserted.

The bottom of the seat has the five-point harness seat buckle integrated and accessible under a flap.

Sensor

The five-point harness has three buckle connection points. A sensor at these connection points will provide a signal/alert when any of the buckles are not inserted or latched correctly as an added safety measure.

Seat Color LegendMoveable Seat Components

Non-moving Seat Components

 

FOUR-EVER IN MOTION Child Seat SettingFor children who no longer require a five-point harness during vehicle travel, all further seat settings for the child will use the traditional adult passenger seat belt.

To reduce human error in achieving the optimal seat settings for a child, the software accessed on the infotainment system user interface will have a height and weight manual input that will yield the best seat setting.*

Parts of the seat that may move to accommodate the child are: Center Bottom Cushion may move up a maximum of four inches, Bottom Right and Left Bolsters may move up a maximum of four inches.

The vehicle operator will input the child’s height and weight into the seat software that is integrated into the vehicle’s infotainment system. The software will calculate the optimal settings for the entered height and weight. The seat will then move to the optimal configuration. The labeled seat sections below adjust to accommodate the child.

*No persons shall be in the seat during its movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The settings for the 4 to7-year-old and 7 to 10-year-old age groups outlined above are examples. While the moving seat parts for both the 4 to 7-year-old and 7 to 10-year-old age groups are the same, the amount of movement needed in each seat part will vary. The height and weight factor in the programmed software is an innovation that allows for customized seat adjustments to be achieved for a child of any size within one screen selection. This type of customizable seat technology is not currently available in today’s market.

Seat Color LegendMoveable Seat Components

Non-moving Seat Components

FOUR-EVER IN MOTION Adult Setting

The adult setting is considered the Default Setting, where the seat is in its original configuration. The seat incorporates the standard  functions of a passenger vehicle seat with the adjustable reclining feature.

Additional seat upgrades can be integrated by the manufacturer including seat warmers, lumbar adjustments etc.

As demonstrated, an adult can comfortably sit in the seat with some standard options that are available in most passenger seats such as the ability to lean back.