Sleepypod’s New Crash Test Cat Signals Future of Pet Safety in Cars
Introducing CLEO, a crash test cat that records video footage of crash tests from a pet’s point of view.
Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for reinventing pet products through innovative design, today introduces CLEO the crash test cat. CLEO is the next member of Sleepypod’s family of crash test pets designed to help Sleepypod gather safety data for the development of pet travel products. Sleepypod’s new crash test technology signals the future of pet safety in cars by recording video footage of crash tests from a pet’s point of view. With footage from CLEO, Sleepypod designers can see what a pet sees and record how a pet moves during a car crash.
“As Sleepypod explores new approaches to pet safety in cars, recording the movements of CLEO in simulated car crashes allows our designers to peer from behind a pet safety restraint and view a crash from a pet’s point of view,” says Michael Leung, Sleepypod’s lead product designer and co-founder. “This is a step forward for pet safety in cars because until now we have only been able to observe the effects of car crashes as onlookers."