Alert sounds when kids are left in car

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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

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