Alert sounds when kids are left in car
Negligent parents, who continue to risk their children’s lives by leaving them in cars while they go shopping, will have no excuses if they drive a GMC.
The 2017 GMC Acadia will be launched with new technology to set reminders for drivers that they have forgotten something or someone in the rear seat of the car.
Mohsen Kassem, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for GMC, told 7DAYS that they are more than happy to solve the problem for parents with their new technology. By Ali Al Shouk
“We want drivers to be aware they might forgot something or someone in the rear seat,” he said.
“The driver will see a message on the dashboard saying ‘ Look in rear seat’ with five tones to remind him if he forgot his kid in the back.”
The Look in Rear Seat Reminder is intended to activate when a secondrow door is opened while the vehicle is turned on.
“When the vehicle is turned off, the programme logic in the vehicle will trigger an alert, which comes in five audible chimes and is accompanied by a message in the driver information center that will read: Rear Seat Reminder or Look In Rear Seat.
GMC said that this new feature will be in the 2017 Acadia, but after four months it will be put it in all their vehicles.
“This alarm is to back up the safety features in this family car,” Kassem said.
Emirati lawyer Ali Musabbah Dahi, told 7DAYS that the new Child Law orders the punishment of anyone who puts a child’s safety in risk because of negligence.
“The most negligent situations are parents leaving their children inside the cars,” he said.
“They don’t know that they are harming their children and risking their lives as the tempera- ture can be so high and there’s a lack of oxygen.
“It’s a good idea but parents shouldn’t need technology to remind them to think about their children.”
ALERT: You won’t leave anyone in the back anymore