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RiveMove is a guarantee of safety

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RiveMove is a guarantee of safety and space. RiveMove is about the freedom to choose the car you want or you can have.

About RiveMove…

Have you ever travelled between two child safety seats or next to one in a car? What happens? Besides the fact you are cramped for room, you are endangering your SAFETY.

The RiveMove device is compatible with Child Restraint Systems which use ISOFIX or similar anchor points. As a result, child safety seats can be moved an average distance of 7 cm towards the door. This technology makes the middle seat safe to travel in and also GIVES ALL THE REAR PASSENGERS GREATER PROTECTION!

How does RiveMove improve safety?

RiveMove is a guarantee of safety; RiveMove gives all the rear passengers greater protection:

1. In the case of adults

Child safety seats take up part of the space of adults who are travelling next to one. In the event of an accident, the risk of whiplash or a similar injury is almost 100%.

In the event of a frontal impact at any speed, the adult’s body is thrown forward and is only restrained by the safety belt. During the incident, the body comes into contact with the child safety seat which occupies some of his or her safe space. So much so that his or her body may be stopped prematurely when it comes into contact with the child safety seats and not with the seat support, thereby causing serious injury including whiplash.

RiveMove enables the adult travelling next to the child safety seat to enjoy the entire space of the seat and to adopt an optimum position so that the seat belt and the head rest can perform their function correctly in the event of an accident.

2. In the case of children

RiveMove eliminates the rotating effect

In the event of a side or frontal-side impact, the Child Restraint Systems are exposed to this dangerous rotating effect. The child safety seat rotates towards the door and the child may be propelled outside the safe area and even come into contact with the vehicle’s window.

When the safety seat is moved according to our technology, the space between the door panel and the Child Restraint System is removed. Contact therefore occurs at an earlier time, meaning that the seat is unable to rotate and that the child remains in his or her safe area. This reduces the number of “micro impacts” to which the child is exposed during the accident.

RiveMove absorbs energy

In the event of a crash, RiveMove works in conjunction with the Child Restraint System to absorb more energy than a child safety seat used on its own. This is confirmed by the numerous impact tests conducted at the Italy-based research centre CSI Spa.

Using the RiveMove anchor points, the maximum deceleration peak is lower and broader, which is why the force to which the child is exposed in the event of a crash is reduced and more widely distributed over time.

Let us give you a concrete example by comparing a control test conducted solely on a Child Restraint System and a test conducted on the Child Restraint System combined with RiveMove:

The following charts show that the maximum acceleration peak in 3 ms is 63.85 g for the former, while it falls to 55.47 g for the latter (safety seat used in conjunction with RiveMove).

If we superimpose the two charts, we can clearly see that by anticipating the impact, the deceleration is adjusted and the values of the Head Performance Criterion are improved (HPC15).

In the control test, HPC15 starts at 26.7 ms, while in the test involving RiveMove, it starts at 20.25 ms.

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What is the rotating effect?

The graphic representations show how, in the event of a side impact, the child safety seat rotates towards the door. Rotation causes the child’s head to collide with the door panel which can result in serious brain damage.

How does RiveMove absorb energy?

In the event of an accident or impact, the geometry by which the RiveMove device is characterised facilitates progressive controlled deformation which absorbs part of the energy generated by the impact.

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What methodology is used to test RiveMove at CSI S.p.A.?

The following two stages of the dynamic or crash tests are used to verify the safety improvements provided by the RiveMove anchor points:

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1. The Child Restraint System under examination is tested in its normal position and form (with ISOFIX or with ISOFIX and seat belt for GROUPS 2/3) so that the child’s (dummy’s) reference biomechanical values can be obtained.

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2. Following the control tests, the next test whereby the RiveMove device is fitted and moved 70 mm from the normal position (RM70) takes place. The CRS remains connected to the ISOFIX system and the belt in a different position from the original one.

We at RiveKids are not merely satisfied with ensuring that the seat complies with the standard’s requirements. We aim to meet the regulatory requirements while achieving the objective of improving the biomechanical values of the reference test. Our test schedule has seen approximately 100 tests carried out on Q10, Q6 and Q3 dummies in child safety seats of groups 2/3 and 0/1.

What results have the tests involving RiveMove produced?

It would take more than a single article to address all the results of the 300+ static tests and almost 100 dynamic tests that we have conducted, but we can at least provide some particular details.

Of the tests we conducted, we have determined that 18 relate are certifiable and we attach an extract of them.

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We will now show a couple of videos of examples of our tests. If you wish to see more, please visit our Youtube channel by clicking here:

  1. Frontal test:
  • Side test:

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