Automobiles are not yet child safe. Parents are still leaving their infants, toddlers and even their pets, locked inside their cars when it's hot enough outside to fry an egg!
I would like to say, we need a new Category: LAW & ETHICS
That said, the issue now on my mind is the latest report of a mother leaving their infant child behind, in her vehicle. The child was subject to heat exhaustion and later died.
Even though a witness managed to break the window and EMT arrived to remove the child, it was too late. And for this reason alone, not just because the mother apparently forgot the child was not left off at it's Day Care but it's more an issue of there needing to be a way to prevent this from ever happening again.
If you had an idea that you feel is worth the time to submit to the auto industry to make child safety a higher priority, what idea would you think about that would make it extremely less likely to be an issue in future automotive design?
This was an idea of mine back in the days when I had my own website.
The E-motion Alarm For Your Car:
Actually, you already know about mothers leaving their infant child in the car seat, locked up inside the heat, to run a quick errand at the grocery store, out in the parking lot. Simply enough, the idea is to place a motion sensor alarm system inside the front and back seats of your car that automatically engage when you leave your car and close the door. An audio alarm would alert the every person within range, and an electronic beeper signal would engage your beeper cell phone so you could respond before the police, or worse, your child dies from exposure to excessive heat or cold, usually heat.
How much would such a device be worth in terms of saving lives? You can't put a price tag big enough on that kind of security for your child or pet when your mind goes out to lunch on a lazy summer afternoon.