Tragedy inspires car manufactures to develop new safety features that could save lives

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(WEHT) – Stories of children dying after being forgotten in the backseat of a hot car has grabbed the attention of not only politicians but also car manufacturers.

Tragedies like the one at USI have inspired several auto manufacturers to develop vehicles with new features that will help prevent parents from leaving a child in the backseat of a hot car.

A tragedy that inspired manufacturers like Hyundai to develop new safety features known as the rear occupant alert.

It’s a two-stage warning system that uses door logic as well as an ultrasonic motion sensor located in the ceiling behind the rear seat to help detect any motion and trigger the alarm.

Other manufacturers including Nissan also have a rear door alert system.

Both the U-S House and Senate have introduced bills requiring all new cars to be equipped with these types of technology.

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