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Hyundai has announced plans to introduce a new Rear Occupant Alert system to future models, using motion sensors and connected technology to prevent children being forgotten in hot cars. Skyline Automotive is the official distribution partner of Hyundai Motor Company for the state of Qatar.

The system, which Hyundai will begin introducing on new cars for the 2019 model year, monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor to detect the movements of children. If it detects movement after the driver leaves the car, it will sound the horn, flash the lights, and can send a Blue Link alert to the driver’s smartphone via Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system.

A message on the instrument panel will also remind drivers to check the rear seats before getting out.

Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East, Mike Song said:

As Hyundai uses connected technology to make cars better and safer, Rear Occupant Alert is a very simple but effective idea that will certainly save children’s lives.”

Even when the outside temperature is in the low 20s, measurements show that the interior of a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly approach 50 degrees Celsius. 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.

Mike O’Brien, Vice President, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America, said:

The Rear Occupant Alert is just another example of how we do things better at Hyundai. This system is a first step in preventing tragedies.’

Lear more about Hyundai cars by visiting Skyline Automotive showroom daily from 8:30 am to 9 pm on B Ring Road. You may also call 4489 1111 or visit their website hyundai.com.qa

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