New suitcase uses ISOFIX to enhance occupant safety
A new compact suitcase that can be fixed securely in the back seat of a car will be launched in the UK in the coming weeks via a crowdfunding campaign.
Developed in Spain, the ‘Fixeta’ suitcase is secured via the ISOFIX anchoring points which are used to secure child car seats. All new vehicles produced since February 2013 are required to have ISOFIX lower anchorages and top tether attachments. The two Fixeta connectors are sufficient to secure the suitcase without the need for a top tether.
Using ISOFIX to create a rigid link between the Fixeta and the car means the suitcase will not move in the event of a collision, or if the driver needs to brake sharply, thereby enhancing the safety of vehicle occupants.
Fixeta is tested to ISO 13216-3-2006 standard. Its maximum recommended weight capacity of 22kg and dimensions mean it can be used as cabin luggage when flying.
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