2019’s high rate of hot car deaths pushes auto industry to guarantee back seat alerts
Automakers are finally ready to do something about 2019's higher than normal rate of hot car deaths.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers announced in news releases this week that they are voluntarily committing “to add rear seat reminder systems to new vehicles."
“Under this commitment, automakers will innovate by introducing a wide range of approaches to help parents and caregivers remember to check the back seat as they leave a vehicle,” the release explains.
By model year 2025 or sooner, the release notes, “the auto industry commits to having the rear seat reminder feature in essentially all cars and trucks.”