Supercar Designer Engineers a Child Safety Seat

Sreenidh Dhurjati

Frank Stephenson, the designer of the McLaren P1, has partnered with Mobius Protection Systems, an Israeli defense contractor, to use physics and science to create what they think is the safest child car seat ever.

By taking unconventional design hints from his time at BMW, Fiat, McLaren, Ferrari, and Maserati, Stephenson has created a design that shows off the seat's elegance like a mid-engine supercar. Additionally, Stephenson took inspiration from an egg and how it protects baby chickens inside it strongly and simply.

From these unconventional inspirations and his previous knowledge of physics, Stephenson has built a child safety seat that he believes is one of the safest out there.

The seat itself is built on top of a carbon-fiber module with sensors that can inform the parent/guardian about the specifics of its current status - If the seat is locked, if the child fell out or is sleeping, and the condition of the seat itself. With all of these functions, consumers can expect the seat to be very expensive when it potentially comes out in 2021.

From the defense contractor's side, a shock-absorbing spiral has been inspired from an actual tank, showing just how unique this child safety seat really is.

Sreenidh Dhurjati

Sreenidh is currently a high school student attending school in Southern California. As an aspiring engineering and entrepreneur, he hopes to change the world at the intersection of environmental science and automotive technology. He also has a strong passion for journalism, and enjoys writing articles for numerous different outlets. In his free time, he loves to learn about upcoming cars, work on his personal blog, and watch Disney+.