A new car seat addition by Evenflo is aiming to prevent parents from leaving their children in the back seat when they leave the car.
The new technology connects with the car's onboard diagnostics system to set off a series of periodic beeps to alert the driver that the child is still in the seat after the car is stopped or the ignition is turned off.
Gentle chimes also "remind the driver when the chest clip is unbuckled during transit," the product description says. According to Today.com, the alert sounds different than any other car noise or cell phone ring so it can be easily distinguished.
Evenflo says the SensorSafe car seat is the latest in their advanced protection series aimed to prevent child vehicular heat stroke, which according to Kidsandcars.org is related to 38 deaths a year and is often attributed to parents forgetting that their kids are in the car.
The $150 car seat is currently available at Walmart.com and will be sold in stores next month.
"Our hope is that no one would ever need the SensorSafe system," Sarah McKinney, Walmart's director of corporate communications, told Yahoo, "but the reality is that one child dies [in a hot car] every nine days."