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.