The number of advanced safety systems in new vehicles has multiplied in recent years – some of them have been universally welcomed, others annoy by their intrusiveness. Still, it’s undeniable they have increased safety overall.
One of the most salutary innovations that have been introduced over the past two years or so is the alert system for the back rows of seats. We first saw such a system appear in the GMC Acadia when it got its latest overhaul, and it has been spreading to other brands and models since then.
Different companies give it different names, but no matter. Their basic purpose is the same, which is to compel drivers, when leaving their vehicle, to check the back seat if on departure one of the back doors had been opened.
Clearly, this kind of system can literally save lives, and no one would argue against its use. The question now is how quickly it can be integrated in all vehicle models.