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I’m not a parent, but from what I understand the early years especially involve a state of perpetual chaos combined with near permanent exhaustion. In fact, new parents can sometimes get so frazzled that they forget their infant is in the car with them. And these lapses in memory can sometimes turn fatal, resulting in deaths from heat stroke.
Now car seat manufacturer Evenflo is looking to make sure that doesn’t happen. It has announced the launch of a new smart car seat that reminds parents when their infant is in the car with them.
The seat senses when a child is occupying it and connects with your car’s OBD socket. When you come to a stop, a “series of gentle tones” play to remind you of the baby’s presence in the vehicle.
Now some might say that you should probably just remember that you have a kid and that it’s in the car with you. They might also say that we should do everything we can to stop these seats becoming a success, lest they become mandatory.
Once again, I’m not a parent so I won’t pass judgement. I will however point out that if I miss out on just a couple of hours of sleep, I battle to remember to even unbuckle myself when getting out of the car.