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GM Solves Parental Problems with New Canyon

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GM Solves Parental Problems with New Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon (Credit: © General Motors)

Thanks to the upcoming 2015 GMC Canyon, parents throughout North America will have all of their woes laid to rest. That might be a little bit of an overstatement, but GM has introduced a stupidly simple, yet wonderfully ingenious innovation for the new pickup truck.

If you are a parent of small children, you know that modern child seats are rather large. They take up quite a bit of space in a vehicle, which can make fitting them in certain cars all but impossible. One of the requirements of most modern child car seats is that at least 80 percent of the seat must rest on the car’s actual seat cushion, otherwise the child’s life is at risk.

Such a requirement might not seem like a big deal, but if you have an extended cab pickup truck with the jump seats in the rear, you also know that the seat cushion is pretty short. In fact, it’s too short to accommodate many of the car seats that are currently on the market.

The solution for anyone who purchases the 2015 Canyon with the extended cab is so simple, yet GM is patenting it because it works beautifully. All you have to do is remove the headrest from the seat (your kid isn’t using it anyway, and insert it into the same kinds of adapters in the front of the seat cushion, effectively extending the cushion out several more inches.

While it’s doubtful that anyone with any real foresight would purchase a pickup with an extended cab as a primary family vehicle, there are of course those scenarios where the truck suddenly must be used to transport junior. That will be something parents can do safely, all thanks to a simple headrest.

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