Release

Hyundai Motor Announces New Rear Occupant Alert Reducing Child Heat Hazards

2017.10.10 00:00:00 No. 15124

· Ultrasonic sensor detects movement in the rear seats 

· Horn sounds, lights flash and a Blue Link alert message is sent to the driver’s smartphone if movement is detected


Oct. 3, 2017 – Hyundai Motor showcased a Rear Occupant Alert system in a video today. The system monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect the movements of children. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle with a message on the center instrument cluster display. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle it will honk the horn, flash the lights and send a Blue Link alert to the driver’s smartphone via Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system. In addition to being forgotten in the car, tragedies have also occurred in cases where children accidentally lock themselves in a car. To prevent issues like these, the rear occupant alert technology will be adopted in future 2019 model year Hyundai vehicles.


HYUNDAI MOTOR ANNOUNCES NEW REAR OCCUPANT ALERT REDUCING CHILD HEAT HAZARDS


In the United States, 38 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars so far this year. More than 800 children have died from heat-related illnesses in vehicles since 1994 and in 55 percent of these cases, the parent was unaware their child was even in the vehicle. Experts say it only takes a matter of minutes before the heat can overwhelm a child’s ability to regulate his or her internal temperature. Their core temperature can increase three to five times faster than that of an adult. 

“The Rear Occupant Alert is just another example of how we do things better at Hyundai,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This system is a first step in preventing tragedies. We understand only a brief lapse in judgement and inattention can have terrible consequences.” 


About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2016 sold 4.86 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world’s first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.

 

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: 

http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://globalpr.hyundai.com

 

Contact

Global PR Team

Globalpr@hyundai.com

+82 (0)2 3464 8502


Related News

File
  • 48877_HYUNDAI_MOTOR_ANNOUNCES_NEW_REAR_OCCUPANT_ALERT_REDUCING_CHILD_HEAT.jpgDownload
  • 48878_HYUNDAI_MOTOR_ANNOUNCES_NEW_REAR_OCCUPANT_ALERT_REDUCING_CHILD_HEAT.jpgDownload
  • 48879_HYUNDAI_MOTOR_ANNOUNCES_NEW_REAR_OCCUPANT_ALERT_REDUCING_CHILD_HEAT.jpgDownload
  • 48880_HYUNDAI_MOTOR_ANNOUNCES_NEW_REAR_OCCUPANT_ALERT_REDUCING_CHILD_HEAT.jpgDownload
  • 48881_HYUNDAI_MOTOR_ANNOUNCES_NEW_REAR_OCCUPANT_ALERT_REDUCING_CHILD_HEAT.jpgDownload
  • 48886_HYUNDAI_MOTOR_ANNOUNCES_NEW_REAR_OCCUPANT_ALERT_REDUCING_CHILD_HEAT.jpgDownload
Tag
Rear alert
prev
Hyundai Motor Reports September 2017 Global Sales
next
Hyundai Motor Opens Big Data Center in China to Advance Leadership in Connected Mobility
Quick Menu
Page sharing
notice close