GM Aims For Safety With Rear Seat Reminder Technology

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General Motors has often been the automaker leading the charge in introducing groundbreaking safety technology. For instance, GM innovated the recent Teen Driver system. It’s a brilliant bit of technology that helps parents keep track of their teen driver’s performance.

Now General Motors has done it again with the brand new Rear Seat Reminder Technology. Just as the name suggests, this technology reminds drivers to check the rear seat when the vehicle is turned off. The new gadget will be available on seventeen 2018 GM models.

The way the Rear Seat Reminder Technology works is that it keeps track of the rear door use. If either rear door has been opened or closed within ten minutes of the vehicle being turned on, then the system will sound a chime and display an alert in the driver information center when the vehicle has been turned off.

GM recently made the announcement that this technology would become widely available in 2018. That announcement came on the heels of news that a man who had abandoned his infant in the rear seat of his vehicle, which resulted in the death of the child, had been sentenced to life in prison. GM clearly aims to prevent these kinds of tragic incidents with the advent of the Rear Seat Reminder Technology.

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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As you probably know, making New Year’s resolutions is easy. You close your eyes and dream of a better you and it seems so real, so possible. Then comes the hard part. Here are a few tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Find Your People

Whether it’s just a friend or a group you found on meetup.com, the support of others can make all the difference in keeping your New Year’s resolutions. For instance, if you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, find a gym buddy! It’s someone to understand your pain and share in your triumphs.

Know Your Triggers

Everyone is different, even when they are pursuing the same goals. That’s why it’s important to know triggers that are unique to you. These are environmental factors that encourage you to backslide. Say you have made a resolution to quit smoking. If drinking alcohol is a trigger, perhaps you need to lay off the booze until you’ve overcome your nicotine cravings.

Accept Your Imperfection

The fact of the matter is that you will likely trip on your way to keeping your resolutions. It gets a lot easier once you accept this fact. The danger of maintaining impossible standards is that an occasional indulgence or misstep can become an excuse to give up altogether. Stay in touch with the bigger picture.