Automakers agree to install rear seat reminders to prevent heatstroke deaths in children

10 Sep
Rear seat reminder GMCA coalition of 20 automakers has promised to implement rear seat reminder technology no later than 2025 in order to combat child heatstroke deaths. In 2018, more than 50 children, mostly infants, died from heatstroke deaths after being left unattended in cars, which is the most annually since 1998. Since then, 837 children (roughly 40 per year...

Yes, car seats expire and here’s why

15 Jul
2019 Chrysler Pacifica HybridWe hear it all the time: "Car seats don't actually expire. That's just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff." It doesn't matter how many times we hear it; it's still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid's safety could depend on you recognizing that fact. We trust car seats to keep our little ones safe in...

IIHS: Toyota, Subaru top for child car seat ease of use

10 Jun
Child seat installation Photo: IIHSToyota and Subaru earned top marks from the IIHS for the way their cars can handle child seats. The insurance industry-funded safety body said the two Japanese brands tied for the most "Good+" ratings, which is the highest ranking a vehicle can earn on the federal government's hardware scale. Overall, the industry has improved vastly since the...

NHTSA recalls thousands of child booster, car seats

26 Nov
Car seatsParents should double check the car and child booster seats in use for their kids as the NHTSA has issued recalls for hundreds of thousands of them. Documents filed and updated last week included four companies with the affected car and booster seats. Diono, Britax Child Safety, Harmony Juvenile Products, and Graco Children's Products seats are...

Apple files patents for haptic car seats, trick sunroof

5 Sep
Apple patent for haptic seatsIt’s still unlikely that Apple, the world’s largest technology company, will come out with a full-fledged car, but recent patent-filing history has some scratching their heads regardless. iDrop News reported last week that Apple was awarded two car-related patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The two patents, which are...