Ann Arbor Engineers with Toyota Develop App to Help Parents Install Car Seats Safely

March 29, 2021

What began as a conversation between colleagues at Toyota’s Michigan R&D facility has turned into a comprehensive, nationwide safety effort.

In 2019, Jennifer Pelky and Lindsay Babian were having lunch when they began talking about car seat safety. They realized that if they have difficulty installing child car seats as seat and safety engineers, what does that mean for the millions of parents, grandparents and guardians struggling with the same issue?

A mother of two, Pelky is a Toyota principal engineer of vehicle performance development for interior safety and vice chair-elect of the National Child Passenger Safety Board. A mother of one, Babian is a Toyota principal engineer of body design for seats.

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