ISOFIX is an international standard for safely and easily attaching an infant car seat in vehicles without using the vehicle’s seat belts. Using ISOFIX connectors dramatically reduces installation errors and improves the safety of car seats.
The name ISOFIX comes from the merge between ISO (International Standardization Organization) and FIX (Fixation). The ISOFIX standard warrants two main safety elements:
- Rigid ISOFIX connectors on the car seat base which connect to standard anchor points in the vehicle seat.
- Reinforced adjustable support leg (also called foot-prop).
Some cars made prior to 2006, and all cars made from 2006 are equipped with ISOFIX anchor points.