— Patent Pending —
For decades already an average of 37 kids — and hundreds (!!) of pets, including police k9’s — die in US every year in hot cars.
The podium of Shame
The infamous top 3 states with the most kids deaths in hot cars are (number of casualties provided by No Heatstroke as of 1/6/2017):
- Texas (107)
- Florida (77)
- California (45)
Finally, after years of intense pressure from an outraged public, on 9/15/2016 the lawmakers stepped in with the Hot Car Act of 2016.
The most reliable, affordable and versatile add-on technological solution out of all products and concepts proposed so far is never4get.us which consists of 2 pads (see below), requires no installation tools or skills and can be installed in less than 15 seconds. And the responsible* parents, caregivers and pet owners can have it for $30.
*Those irresponsible can have it for 4 easy monthly installments of $39.95
Just place Pad-D on the Driver seat and Pad-C on the Child seat:
Never Forget Us works for anything placed on the rear seat (laptop, pets, briefcase and so on) and also flawlessly works outside the vehicle (in homes, offices, hotel rooms). See HERE the detailed description including electrical diagrams and logic tables.
There are three basic ways to try to tackle the problem:
Preinstalled technological solutions
In order to comply with the soon to be implemented requirements of the Hot Car Act of 2016 some automakers already chimed in:
— quite a poor concept that only works “under certain conditions” and “does not actually detect objects in the rear seat.” It uses a very dubious “ten minutes” rule which makes the whole effort highly unreliable!
Same story with Chevy
: is promising to “keep pets and kids cool” with an app that won’t let the temperature inside the car go over 105° F. Right, since it’s a well known fact that American kids and pets flourish at 105° F … Verdict: highly unreliable!
Add-on technological solutions
Evenflo SensorSafe Car Seat
: presumably works only with certain brands 2008 or newer. Parents have to dispose of the child seat they used and scoop $150
for the new Evenflo.
Sense a Life
: I couldn’t find any information about its reliability. Requires smart phones and apps for several people. Due to lack of traction the price was recently reduced from $150 to $99.99
: It’s unclear whether they still have a site. I’m no fan of this type of concept. Cost: $150 + subscription fee
Even when all new cars will be Hot Car Act of 2016 compliant there will still be, for decades, millions of vehicles on the roads manufactured before the requirements (for new vehicles) of the Hot Car Act kick in. Which means that hundreds of kids and thousands of pets will die in hot cars until ALL vehicles will be Hot Car Act compliant.
An add-on technological solution will be made available ASAP for all parents, caregivers and pet owners, add-on that works for any vehicle regardless of its manufacturing year.
Also: the new vehicles will not come with the child seat installed. The Pad-D can be preinstalled in the Driver’s seat but an add-on will still be needed: the Pad-C for the Child seat for the automakers that will choose the most reliable, affordable and versatile technological solution: never4get.us.