Nissan's new audible warning reminds parents not to leave kids in hot cars

© Provided by AOL Inc.

By Jeremy Korzeniewski, Autoblog

So far this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 29 children have died of heatstroke after being left in a hot car. That number will only climb — on average, 1 child dies every 10 days due to in-car heatstroke. And it doesn't always have to be stifling hot outside for tragedy to strike. NHTSA says the interior of a car can soar to 110 degrees even with an exterior temperature of only 60 degrees.

[post_ads]To combat this very real problem, Nissan introduced Rear Door Alert technology in its 2018 Pathfinder that reminds owners to check the rear seat upon exiting their vehicle. Instead of a simple warning text on the dash, Nissan's system includes "a series of distinctive honks as the driver walks away from the vehicle." RDA monitors use of a car's rear door, and if it's opened at the beginning of a trip but remains closed at the end, the warning system activates.

RDA was developed by two engineers at Nissan who are also mothers. For 2019, Nissan has spread RDA across much of its lineup, including the Altima and Rogue. And by 2022, RDA will be standard across all four-door Nissan vehicles, including pickup trucks.


|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Accessories,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,82,Autos,42,Barn Finds,1,Buying,1,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,8,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Chicago Auto Show,4,Classic Cars,106,Consumer Electronics Show,5,Customs & Classics,2,Detroit Auto Show,7,Driving,6,Enthusiasts,313,Featured,12,Features,1,Frankfurt Motor Show,3,Fuel Economy,2,Gearheads,1,Geneva Motor Show,17,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Imports,1,Just For Fun,2,Los Angeles Auto Show,16,Maintenance,6,Motorcycles,297,Motorsports,3,Muscle Cars,4,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,3,New Bikes,2,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,5,News,489,Ownership,116,Paris Motor Show,5,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,2,Premium,1,Recalls,4,Research,214,Reviews,117,SEMA Show,5,Shanghai Auto Show,8,Sports and Exotics,5,Sports Cars,12,Supercars,14,Tech,1,Tokyo Motor Show,8,Trucks,1,
Automotive Magazine: Nissan's new audible warning reminds parents not to leave kids in hot cars
Nissan's new audible warning reminds parents not to leave kids in hot cars
Automotive Magazine
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy