DAHL HYBRID SEAT™
Dahl Engineering has developed the DAHL HYBRID Seat™, which can be used by children from the age of 9 months, as well as by adults. We have patented the seat, which is built up around an ultra-compact design, that has made it possible to integrate a child seat in a bus seat designed for an adult.
With a DAHL HYBRID SEAT™ fitted in a minibus or a taxicab, the owner can provide safe and flexible transport to schools, community and retirement homes etc., irrespective of the order in which these journeys are carried out during the day. As a result, drivers do not have to spend valuable time returning to base to pick up and install child safety seats before picking up children and then have to spend more time removing and returning the seats again after use. It saves time and lives. For taxies and buses it has proven to be a major challenge, as it has not hitherto been practically possible to carry and handle the many loose child safety seats. For example it is not been practicable to drive around with loose child safety seats for 15 children at all times. Storing the child safety seats also takes up a lot of space, when not in use. It is too time-consuming to rearrange and fit the child seats every time they are needed. Crash tests show that a child that is secured with a normal 3 point seatbelt designed for an adult is at risk of suffering debilitating or fatal injuries. During an accident, the child is at risk of sliding under the seatbelt resulting in the belt exerting its force of several hundred kilograms on the stomach and chest.
The solution is here!
Multi-seat - 4 in one
The DAHL HYBRID SEAT™ satisfies the EU’s strictest requirements for seats in passenger cars (M1). Furthermore, the seat also lives up to ECE regulation 44/04 for child seats in Groups 1, 2 and 3*. In other words, the Hybrid seat can be used to secure children from an age of approximately 9 months and up to a size where they no longer need to be secured in a child safety seat whilst being transported. The DAHL HYBRID SEAT™ has a built-in 3-point seatbelt for adults and older children, and a 5-point harness for younger children.