Car makers agree to install back seat reminders in vehicles
This summer we saw a 7-month old baby girl left alone in a hot car in Oshawa, a 1-year-old child left alone inside a parked car outside a pharmacy in Richmond Hill and a 16-month-old baby died after being left for hours in a hot vehicle in B.C.
Automakers, representing 98 percent of new vehicles sold in North America, have agreed to install electronic reminders in the back seat of vehicles in an effort to stop heat-stroke deaths.
Drivers will get both visual and audible alerts as soon as they turn off their vehicles.
The technology should become standard by the 2025 model year.