Hyundai Addresses Pediatric Heatstroke Prevention

Thirteen Hyundai and Genesis products feature Rear-Occupant Alert technology; Blue Link Connected Car’s advanced technology provides instant alerts to the driver

– 2021 Palisade, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Sonata, Sonata HEV, Elantra, Elantra HEV and the all new 2022 Tucson variants include Rear-Occupant Alert door logic as standard

– Palisade, Santa Fe, 2022 Tucson, Tucson HEV, Tucson PHEV and Tucson N Line with available ultrasonic rear warning sensor

– Genesis G80 and GV80 with available Rear-Occupant Alert and available Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert sensor

– Santa Fe HEV standard ultrasonic sensor for rear warning signal

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Hyundai continues to proactively address the safety issue of pediatric heatstroke caused by children being left unattended in high-temperature vehicles during warmer months. The company now offers 13 products with Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) systems as standard or optional (Palisade, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Sonata, Sonata HEV, Elantra, Elantra HEV, Tucson, Tucson HEV, Tucson PHEV and Tucson N- Line, as well as Genesis GV80 and G80). The innovative ROA technology targets and helps prevent potentially fatal consequences. Hyundai proudly remains the only OEM to offer such an advanced detection-based alarm with flashing lights, honking horns and a text message via the Blue Link Connected Car system, which instructs the driver to immediately enter the backseat of their car. check as soon as it has left and is locked. the car.

The Palisade, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Sonata, Sonata HEV, Elantra, Elantra HEV and the all-new 2022 Tucson variants include Rear-Occupant Alert (ROA) systems as standard. Hyundai has also made its optional Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert, or a similar sensor-based system, available on more of its models, including the Palisade, Santa Fe and the all-new 2022 Tucson variants – SUV vehicles often driven by families with young children; in addition to both the Genesis GV80 and G80 vehicles.

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“As we continue to develop safety systems that help protect our customers and make our roads safer, we have focused on the coming summer months and childhood heat stroke prevention,” said Brian Latouf, Chief Safety Officer, Hyundai Motor North America . . “The creative ROA technologies found in Hyundai products are able to warn and save precious lives during a momentary error of judgment and / or when one is unaware of how quickly a car’s interior can heat up in summer. temperatures. A parked car is urged to call emergency services and stay with the car until help arrives. All drivers should always lock their car when not in use and keep the keys away from children. “

Hyundai’s rear seat warning

Hyundai currently offers two types of ROA systems to help prevent these tragedies. The ROA door logic system detects whether a back door was opened or closed when the car was started, then reminds the driver to check the back seat with a message on the center panel when exiting the car. The Ultrasonic ROA has the door logic technology and an ultrasonic sensor to detect the movements of children and pets in the second row seats. If the system detects movement in the second row seats, after the driver exits the car and locks the doors, it will honk and send an alert to the driver’s smartphone via Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car system (if equipped with Blue Link and the Blue Link service is activated).

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently launched their annual ‘Look Before You Lock’ program for childhood heat stroke prevention and public awareness. Highlights include recognizing a child’s sensitivity to heat:

The interior temperature of a car can rise by about 20 degrees in 10 minutes.

Even at an outside temperature of 70 degrees, the temperature in your car can reach more than 115 degrees.

A child can die if his / her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.

If someone else is driving your child, or if your daily routine has changed, always check that your child has arrived safely at their destination. You can find tips about NHTSA’s Children’s Heat Stroke Prevention Program here.

Safety reminder – Fasten your seat belt!
Seat belts save lives every day. Always wear seat belts and use suitable seat belts for all child passengers.

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