Every year, dozens of young children die in the United States while caught in overheating cars – including eight children last month. New legislation aims to prevent many of these deaths by requiring automakers to set up new warning systems to detect children trapped in cars and alert the alarm before a tragedy occurs.
The New York Times notes that a few car models already include a warning system like this, including Kia Telluride and Hyundai Santa Fe.
Activists have pushed for legislation like this for years, notes the Times. A similar provision was included in autonomous vehicle legislation that died in Congress last year.