Carkoon to envelope your baby during crash

April 12th, 2012 17 Comments By Mof Gimmers

Babies. They hate being in car crashes don’t they? Selfish little pricks. Either way, because wickle baby needs special treatment during an accident, someone has invented the Carkoon. No, not the great pit from Star Wars and, yes, containing a quite awful racial epithet, but rather, a car seat that turns into a protective cocoon which is like a giant smothering fireproof airbag.

Have a look at this video.

Inventor Jullian Preston-Powers said this is protective cocoon is vital, as a water bottle or satnav flying through a vehicle crashing at 30mph, can kill a baby. Mr Preston-Powers, of Brighton-based Cool Technologies, said: ‘We have even bounced a brick off it.’

The Carkoon may be available from 2013 and is likely to set you back somewhere in the region of £500.

Comments (17) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by Fantastic Mr Fox April 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    cant wait to try it out and chuck a brick at a baby

  2. Posted by Edward Bond April 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    @Mr Fox

    Might as well enjoy yourself.

  3. Posted by Marky Mark April 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Keep the kid in the boot of the car. It’s safe, dark, and soundproof.

  4. Posted by Chris April 13, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Just get a roll of duct tape and some bubble wrap, £495 cheaper and just as effective!

  5. Posted by Sicknote April 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Funny as fuck when I drop the empty carrier in the driveway and it goes off; like I haven’t done that about 10 times already. At £350 a pop that’s an expensive hobby.

    But seriously, great invention, about time coming and I’ll be buying one.

  6. Posted by Alan's mum April 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Some practical issues:
    That’s an awfully long seatbelt in the video
    The crash looks like it was blatantly intentional
    The tissue box looks like it was floating through space very slowly, which I am sure wont happen in a real crash
    I am sure that no baby has ever been hurt by a tissue box in a car crash
    Nobody carries bricks on their parcel shelf Mr Preston-Powers
    How do you get the baby out afterwards?

  7. Posted by Alan's mum April 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    said Mr Preston-Powers. “Smoke is difficult thing to deal with as well but the car seat does cocoon around the child so it prevents smoke it seeping in.”

    Until they suffocate, because no smoke seeping in means no air is going in or out. But that’s OK because it “will only deploy in extreme circumstances thanks to an embedded gyroscopic magnitude sensor that detects when a vehicle is tipped back or forward”, like hitting a pothole

  8. Posted by Mike Hock April 13, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Coming to a mothercare near you!

  9. Posted by Mary Hinge April 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Massive oversight here. It’s not smoke that kills, nor the fire, it’s the latent heat what kills. Fucking pillocks. However, this is a great idea, as it will keep the child population down a little when the suffocate.

  10. Posted by Mad Don Heistfooker April 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Is everyone really just going to ignore the massive open goal that is the name of the thing?

  11. Posted by Massive Chav April 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    wdf, iz dis real? Mad Don iz rite, dis is racialist, I iz whit, but dat fing looks like its dissin my bruvvas innit. I am toataly bust a cap in yo asses for dis, its toataly disraspectfull. 1 day I will be black 2 jus like ma hommies

  12. Posted by names April 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Carysalis would have been more appropriate, or maybe Carbabysuffocator. Depending what line they were going down.

  13. Posted by Missy Daisy April 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I had a driver once with the same name.

  14. Posted by Fantastic Mr Fox April 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I saw one in a BMW once. In London. (come on Boris…..)

  15. Posted by Dick April 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    How much damage does a decapitated dog’s head do in a car crash?

  16. Posted by Prince Yubi April 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I know this, even a small dog, once it’s head is detached from it’s body can do an awful lot of damage and is very messy. But still, you can stick your willy down the neck hole after all the screaming his stopped.

  17. Posted by Gorgeous Spluff Knickers April 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Hello Prince Yubi, I am just curious. How did the head of your small dog become “detached” as you put it, in the first place? In my experience, dog’s heads are not detachable, unless they are a nodding dog. I remember once that Marmalade Atkins had an adventure with a nodding dog and tried to detach it’s head. I don’t think she had a “willy”. But, I am straying from the point, dog’s heads aren’t normally detachable, they are fully – attached – which enables them TO LOOK UP! Even if they are German Shepherds, or even the lowest dog of all, a fox, that you all seem to be fond of here.

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