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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Safetyland: Little Red Concept Vehicle


For a century or more, the little red wagon beneath the Christmas tree has widened the eyes of children and figured in their play throughout childhood. But the wagon is so antiquated—where are the safety and convenience features parents have come to expect in their own infantilised vehicles? Well, the Radio Flyer company (I was about to say “the General Motors of little red wagons”, except that General Motors isn't “the General Motors of cars” any more) is out to remedy all that.

The Cloud 9 concept vehicle is equipped with “5-point safety harnesses, cup holders, foot brakes … a digital handle that tracks temperature, time, distance, and speed … (and) a slot for an MP3 player, complete with speakers.”

What, no GPS and ejection seat?

Posted at December 25, 2008 12:42