GMC Acadia crossover will be the first mobile in the US with back seat reminder technology when it goes on sale this autumn.
The system serves a quite simple function, to prompt the driver to assess the back seats, to ensure he or she hasn’t unremembered anything before parking and leaving the auto.
Subsequently when the car comes into a stop, an perceptible reminder plus a digital display message will prompt the driver before leaving the vehicle to assess the back seats.
Acadia motorists live hectic lives with demanding programs, and the Back Seat Reminder helps shield the things we care about most, said Tricia Morrow, GM worldwide security strategy engineer. Whether it is your lunch, notebook, pet or above all, your kid. It is simpler than it appears to forget what is in the back seat when going between life’s occasions, said Morrow. With this new attribute, we’re leading the charge to address this continuing issue.
The new technology was presented by GM at the Detroit Auto Show at the start of the year and the attribute will be coming to more GM cars as time goes on.
And while the technology has been welcomed by child safety advocates, they expect that parents continue to stay alert. Technology alone cannot solve the problem of heatstroke in regards to young kids, but this new Acadia reminder can help.