ADAC are Europes largest Automobile Association who twice a year carry out independent testing of car seats. It is seen amongst manufacturers, retailers, nursery experts and parents as being one of the most stringent testing processes that goes above the every day testing that all car seats have to go through. Manufacturers can request a seat to be tested, but ADAC pick which seats they will test. This is usually down to popularity, volume of sales and at times whether they have a gimmick or new technology (eg spin seats).
In November 2021, Cybex launched their Anoris T i-Size, a car seat they hoped might revolutionise car seats. The Anoris T i-Size has an integrated full-body airbag, an element Cybex added to their forward-facing seat which has resulted in up to 50% higher safety levels when compared to a forward-facing harness child seat in a frontal crash. Cybex believe that this is a game changer and will give parents the choice to forward face without any safety compromise.
ADAC took the Anoris T i-Size in Spring of this year and gave it an overall score of 1.5 as well as a top score of 0.9 in frontal and side impact crash safety and 1.2 in the overall 'safety' category - an impressive set of results. The lower the score, the better the rating, and a 'sehr gut' or Very Good rating of between 0.6 and 1.5 is very tricky to obtain. The Anoris T i-Size joins a very small family of car seats that fall into this category of safety - the Cybex Anoris T i-Size (2022), the Silver Cross Dream and i-Size base (2021), the Maxi-Cosi Jade and 3wayFix (2019) and the Kiddy Evo Luna i-Size ISOFIX (2016).