One of the main causes of kids experiencing heat-stroke in the car is when parents forget about their presence. These incidents have a record of occurrence from almost every country in the world.
Now, it may seem hard to imagine that one can actually forget that they have a toddler strapped up at the rear seat. However, this unfortunate incident has actually led to the deaths of hundreds of children.
Good thing is that auto-manufacturers and concerned groups have come up with a variety of innovations that can help the guardians and parents remember that they have a kid at the rear seat.
Philkotse.com prepared a few features from car manufacturing companies that decided to take into account the safety of young passengers in mind. Getting a new vehicle may seem like a sizeable and unnecessary spend. However, these vehicles actually come with more features other than reminding you about your youngster at the back.
1. Rear seat reminder system from GM
This feature utilizes the instrument panel and a chiming sound to remind you to check the rear seat. This feature is available on other cars like the on-sale Cadillac, Chevrolet as well as select GMC models.
This feature utilizes the instrument panel and a chiming sound to remind you to check the rear seat.
2. Rear door alert system by Nissan
This smart innovation from Nissan reminds you by honking the horn automatically a few times. If you opened the rear door before starting the car, this automated system will make the horn honk once you park and open the driver’s door. If you think you can do without this, you can simply disable this setting permanently or temporarily.
This smart innovation from Nissan reminds you by honking the horn automatically a few times
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3. Rear occupant alert system
This uses an ultrasonic sensor that monitors the backseat. It can detect if there is a child at the rear seat once it recognizes movements.
If there is a child present, the system will display a notification via the instrument cluster screen. It can also send a message to your phone via the Hyundai’s Blue Link system. This feature will be present in Hyundai Santa Fe 2019.
This uses an ultrasonic sensor that monitors the backseat.
Aside from the actual car features, there are also apps and gadgets that can remind you about your child at the back seat.
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This app utilizes Bluetooth technology to sound your car speakers every time you and your phone leave the car. Kars4Kids app is free and can be disabled if you’re not traveling with your kin.
5. iRemind car seat alarm
This uses an iPhone and a sensor pad to let the parent know that they’ve left a child at the rear seat. The cushion will need to be placed under the seat where the child is usually sitting. The alarm will then beep to let you know that it’s ready. The alarm will sound vigorous if you’re more than 15 feet from the car.
This uses an iPhone and a sensor pad to let the parent know that they’ve left a child at the rear seat
If you’re not keen on using techy solutions, you can try putting all your stuff at the rear seat next to your child so you’re obliged to check the backseat every time you have to leave.