Did you know that half of children under the age of 14 who die of in-vehicle heat stroke were simply forgotten? The 2017 GMC Acadia is here to simplify your life in this fast-paced world with the all-new, first-ever Rear Seat Reminder. It reminds drivers to check the back seat before walking away from the vehicle.
GMC is making sure to help its customers protect the people / pets that they love and their personal belongings through the invention of the Rear Seat Reminder. Leaving valuables in the back seat also increases the risk of theft and the Rear Seat Reminder is simply that, a reminder to check your backseat for anything that may slip your mind.
Whether it’s your lunch, laptop, pet or most importantly, your child, it’s easier than it seems to forget what’s in the back seat when moving between life’s events.
Tricia Morrow – GM Global Safety Strategy Engineer
The Rear Seat Reminder monitors the Acadia’s rear doors. If the rear doors were to open and close within ten minutes before the vehicle is started, the feature is activated. When the vehicle is turned off, there are audible chimes and a message is displayed in the driver information center to check the back seat.
GMC understands that everyone has a lot on their minds. This invention is designed to help drivers be ready for the road ahead and have one less things to worry about.
Did you know that they new 2017 Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor, is more fuel efficient, has new safety technologies and and new interior features? Learn more about the 2017 Acadia.