Since 1998, an average of 37 children have lost their lives in hot cars each year in the United States. In an effort to help prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future, GMC has developed a new technology called the Rear Seat Reminder that will be available on the 2017 Acadia.
The new technology will alert drivers with sound and a display message reminding them to check the back seat. The sensor will only activate if a rear door was opened and closed prior to the car being driven. A spokesperson for GMC says the new feature will eventually be available on other models as well. Hot car fatalities are tragic and preventable. Although technology cannot save a child from heatstroke, it may be able to help prevent it.
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