Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System)
An important part of the CYBEX safety philosophy
The back rests on all CYBEX car seats are fitted with a Linear Side-impact Protection System (L.S.P. System). These additional side-impact protectors absorb the impact forces early on, effectively protecting the head and upper body in a side-impact collision.
The flexible material and structure of the infant car seat absorbs the forces of an impact and channels them away from the baby.
Whereas injuries caused by airbags and belts have decreased in number, side-impact collisions that are particularly dangerous for children, have increased. Accident data shows that side-impact collisions occur half as frequently as head-on collisions yet cause far more serious injuries*.
The lack of space at either side of the car cannot compete with the protective function of a crumple zone, making side-impact collisions considerably more dangerous than head-on road accidents. A high-quality car seat should therefore be equipped with suitable protection that helps prevent injuries to the child in a side-impact collision.
Side protectors are an effective safety measure and embedded in the CYBEX safety principles.
Thanks to the L.S.P. (Linear Side-Impact Protection) the force of a side-impact collision is absorbed in a linear series of reactions through the use of protective side cushions, along with the shoulder and head protectors. At the same time, the body's kinetic energy caused by the impact is absorbed at a very early stage and the head is actively led into a safe position.
Whether rear- or forward-facing an adjustable Linear Side-impact Protection system (L.S.P.) increases the level of safety in case of a side-impact collision. The L.S.P. system can be individually adjusted to the position of the seat and the type of vehicle and absorbs the force of a side-impact collision in combination with the head and shoulder protectors.
*) according to the Federal Highway Research Institute, BAST Issue F67, 2007