Drivers want to oblige to check the rear seatsSeptember 7, 2019
The Auto Alliance and the Association of Global Automakers decided to make child safety a priority, so a rear-seat reminder system should appear on all new models by the year 2025.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, 53 children died in the United States from heat stroke in a car. As of September 3, in 2019, another 38 similar deaths were recorded in the country. Automakers have voluntarily decided to contribute to improving safety and not later than 2025 to equip all new models with a notification system that will help to exclude harm to children left unattended in the car in hot weather.
Reminders to check the rear seats should be displayed on the instrument panel and accompanied by a sound signal when the ignition is turned off if the mass sensor detects the presence of a person there. A similar system is already present in the cars of the GM concern – it takes into account whether the rear doors opened before driving, and asks the driver to make sure that he did not leave anyone in the rear seats after turning off the ignition. However, each automaker will be allowed to implement the system at its discretion.
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