ANCAP, Australia’s vehicle crash testing authority, is looking to make car manufacturers include child presence detection systems to lower the incidence of children being left in cars. These systems will automatically detect the presence of children in the rear seats and inform the driver.
These safety systems will be able to use different technologies to detect movement, seat belt activations or body heat. Visual or audible warnings will notify the driver and possibly prevent the vehicle from being locked. With vehicles being connected via telematics, text messages to the driver may also be sent.
All child restraints need to be correctly installed and periodically inspected to make sure the harness is adjusted to suit the growing child. If you need advice or your child seat fitment assessed you can find an A Grade Automotive Network professional to assist.