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Research and Development

Pets Depend on Us to Keep Them Safe

Creating safe pet products is a responsibility that Sleepypod does not take lightly. From the BPA-free silicone in Yummy Travel Bowls to the crash testing of our carrier and safety harness lines, Sleepypod devotes careful and caring attention to each detail in every product. Safety is Sleepypod’s top priority

Sleepypod Crash Test Pets

Built to Protect Your Pets

Sleepypod’s crash test pets have jobs that can’t be completed by any living pets. They are critical for testing our car safety restraint designs throughout the product design process. Over the years, Sleepypod’s crash test pets have evolved, having better weight distribution and biofidelity. Some record point-of-view video footage and others have instrumentation to measure damaging forces on a pet in a collision. All of Sleepypod’s crash test pets take the hard knocks to create safer products for our furry best friends.

See Sleepypod crash test pets in action

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MAX 1

12 lb weighted crash test dog. MAX 1 can be seen at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

MAX 2

6 lb weighted crash test dog. MAX 2 can be seen at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

DUKE 1.0

75 lb weighted, upright, forward-facing crash test dog

CLEO 1.0

15 lb weight cat with point of view camera footage. CLEO 1.0 can be seen at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

DUKE 2.0

75 lb dog with point of view camera footage, articulated legs & waist, flexible and compressible neck & spinal structure, improved weight distribution, and instrumentation in chest that measures force in a collision.

CLEO 2.0

15 lb cat with point of view camera footage, improved weight distribution, and instrumentation that measures force in a collision

SCOUT 1.0

45 lb weighted dog in side lounging position

SCOUT 2.0

45 lb dog with improved weight distribution in side lounging position

DASH 1.0

Details will be announced soon.

The Sleepypod Safety Test Program

The Sleepypod Safety Test Program requires each Sleepypod product meet the highest standards for safety in order to reduce pet exposure to possible hazards.To protect the joy of driving with pets, we put Sleepypod dog harnesses and pet carriers through stringent safety tests to include static material tensile testing and dynamic crash testing at the standard set for child safety restraints.All tests are performed at accredited testing and research locations.

Pet Safety in Cars

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Ongoing pet safety research and testing leads to innovation

Sleepypod has logged in countless crash tests and collected a volume of safety data. The research continues. Keep this page bookmarked for new Sleepypod research and testing information.