Nissan aims to end hot car related child deaths by 2022.

One child dying from being inside a hot car is one too many according to Nissan. To combat this rising scourge of inattentiveness, according to Nissan in an official press release they dropped earlier today (July 31,2018) they got their best and brightest engineers to come up with an elegant solution they’ve dubbed “Rear door alert.” Check out their video below and I’ll clue you in on how police will love this new system.

Leave it up to Mom’s who are also badass Nissan engineers to come up with elegant solutions like this. According to Marlene Mendoza, one of RDA’s creators,

“The idea was inspired when I accidentally left a pan of lasagna in the back seat of my car overnight,” added Mendoza, a mother of three, who was pregnant when the idea struck. “The worst thing was the car smelled for days, but it made me ask myself, ‘What if I left something far more important back there?”

As you can see in the video, Nissan’s equipped with RDA monitor when you open and close your rear door. If you open and close your rear door once, set out to drive, but don’t complete the open and close of a rear door again to signal that you’ve taken something out or let something hop out, your Nissan will let you know.

First, you’ll get a display on your screen before leaving your driver’s seat. Then you’ll get a distinct six honk pattern as you walk away warning you that you’ve left something inside.

Nissan says they’ve developed this system to save lasagna and, like in the video, an important gift, but what they really developed this system for is so you don’t low-key kill your kids.

According to “Kids and Cars” 43 kids died in hot cars last year. That’s on average one every eight days. That’s unacceptable and frankly, Nissan shouldn’t even have to come out with this type of system.

However, thinking of how bad passing out and losing consciousness in a hot car is, I applaud Nissan for taking the lead.

Hopefully, this becomes standard in all new cars. Surely it’s just a bit of programming that needs to be coded in.

And police? They’ll love this as if they catch you in one of these RDA equipped vehicles leaving your kids unattended, they’re putting your behind in jail.




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