Holy Awesomeness! New Child Seat Could Save Kids Left In Hot Cars

vdawg “In the last 10 years, it has happened to a dentist. A postal clerk. A social worker. A police officer. An accountant. A soldier. A paralegal. An electrician. A Protestant clergyman. A rabbinical student. A nurse. A construction worker. An assistant principal. It happened to a mental health counselor, a college professor and a pizza chef. It happened to a pediatrician. It happened to a rocket scientist.”

Those are the words of Gene Weingarten in a 2010 article for The Washington Post. He’s talking about parents who left children in hot cars. It can happen to anyone and the result can be deadly. An average of 38 children who are left in hot cars die every year.

Now, as The Huffington Post reports, an inventor says he has the solution. It’s called the ANEIROS Vehicle Child Seat System and it could save the life of a child trapped in a hot car. Automotive designer Dennis Aneiros says his invention would react to a child left in a car by turning on the lights, ignition and alarm. If no one responds, the air-conditioner activates.

Well how about that?!

It’s like we’re living in Back To The Future, finally. And it’s about time. Creative director Jonathan Machado thinks so, too.

“Cars nowadays come equipped with touch screen interfaces, GPS, direct cell phone connections, but nothing that can alert a parent of a child that’s left attended in a vehicle.”

Aneiros has a working prototype of the seat and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund production. So far the campaign has raised $1,700 of the $500,000 goal.

Now, where is my hover board?

Image: Monica Bielanko

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