While many parents would never dream of being so negligent to leave their kids in a hot car, mistakes can happen and the technology is another preventative measure to ensure the safety of society’s most priceless and precious people.
[adinserter block=”3″]Retailing at only $149 and going on sale online and at Wal-mart, the car seat sounds an alarm when the car ignition is turned off and a baby is still strapped in. The seat uses a wireless receiver that plugs into a car’s into a car’s On Board Diagnostic (OBD) port and syncs to the chest clip that goes around the baby. If the car is turned off and the chest clip is still buckled, the driver of the car will hear a series of varying tones indicating that the baby is in the car and has not been removed from the car seat.
This is similar to how seat belt sensors work, in if there is a weight in the seat and the belt buckle is not inserted into the receiver, an alarm will chime.
And perhaps a weight sensor in the car seat is an improvement that Evenflo can look into. If there is a weight in the baby’s seat (8-35 pounds), sound the alarms if the car is off. Alert the driver’s phone with texts and set off the external alarms.