Hyundai to Make Rear Occupant Alert Standard

July 31, 2019
Hyundai praises NHTSA, Congress and Consumer Reports for raising awareness of rear seat reminder systems.

July 31, 2019—Hyundai will voluntarily make its Rear Occupant Alert door-logic system standard on most of its new vehicles by 2022. July 31, incidentally, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.

Making these systems standard equipment will help prevent child deaths from heatstroke in vehicles. 

Hyundai will also make its optional Ultrasonic Rear Occupant Alert (ROA), or a similar sensor-based system, available on more of its models in the future. Two Hyundai models are available today with door-logic ROA as standard equipment: the 2020 Santa Fe and Palisade.  Both of these SUVs have the Ultrasonic ROA available as an option.

The ROA door-logic system detects if a rear door was opened or closed before the car was started, then reminds the driver to check the rear seat with a message on the center cluster when exiting the vehicle. 

Sponsored Recommendations

Best Body Shop and the 360-Degree-Concept

Spanesi ‘360-Degree-Concept’ Enables Kansas Body Shop to Complete High-Quality Repairs

How Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrow Collision Center, Achieves Their Spot-On Measurements

Learn how Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrison Collision Center, equipped their new collision facility with “sleek and modern” equipment and tools from Spanesi Americas...

ADAS Applications: What They Are & What They Do

Learn how ADAS utilizes sensors such as radar, sonar, lidar and cameras to perceive the world around the vehicle, and either provide critical information to the driver or take...

Banking on Bigger Profits with a Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth

The addition of a heavy-duty paint booth for oversized trucks & vehicles can open the door to new or expanded service opportunities.