2018 Nissan Pathfinder Finds Way To Reduce Child Heatstroke Issue

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According to NHTSA, children dying in cars after suffering from heatstroke is becoming a serious issue now and Nissan is planning to help tackle it with a new feature.

NHTSA revealed that 29 children have died of heatstroke this year as many parents do not realize that the heat of the car can rise to as high as 110 degrees even when the temperature outside is only about 60 degrees. Nissan’s solution, for now, would be to introduce a Rear Door Alert technology that will remind their drivers to check the back seat before exiting the car.

The system will detect if the rear door has been opened at the beginning of the trip but not at the end of the trip. The system will then warn the driver to check the rear seats. The Nissan Pathfinder will be the first model to get the upgrade. Other models like the Nissan Altima and Rogue will also get the system next year.

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