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Rear Seat Reminder Helps Prevent Child Fatalities

Rear Seat Reminder
Rear Seats Are Now In Check

Life can be hectic, especially when you’re driving the family around and running errands. In order to prevent unnecessary injury or death, GMC has developed the innovative Rear Seat Reminder system. Using a series of sensors and warnings, this system can prevent you from leaving a child unattended in the back seat.

Believe it or not, about half of the children under 14 who die of heatstroke in a vehicle are forgotten, according to GMC. The Rear Seat Reminder works to prevent this by activating whenever a rear door is open and closed within 10 minutes before the vehicle is started (or while the vehicle is running). The next time the car is turned off, you get a warning to check the rear seat.

“General Motors has developed a new technology for the GMC Acadia, the Rear Seat Reminder, to give busy parents an important reminder to check the back seat before leaving the car,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “We must always remember that the safest way to protect a child from heatstroke is to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.”

This feature can’t detect every item or individual in the back seat—it’s simply meant to prevent some incidents. That’s why it’s still important to always check the back seat, especially if you have small children.

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GMC Android Auto Expands to 2016 Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon

GMC Android Auto
Android Auto & GMC

GMC is getting a massive software upgrade for Android Auto, enabling compatibility for the 2016 Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon. Model equipped with the eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen system will now have the option to select Android Auto.

According to GMC, this is in addition to Apple CarPlay, a feature that has been expanded to appear with the arrival of the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allow drivers to connect to their smartphones easily.

“Providing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility ushers in a new era of staying connected in a convenient manner,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC.

GMC Android Auto features are built around Google Maps, Google Now, and the ability to talk to Google. Messaging apps include WhatsApp, Google Play Music, Spotify, and more. The new Android Auto and Apple CarPlay options are in addition to the OnStar 4G LTE connectivity that is now being offered most new GMC models. Third-party apps will also be available, letting you select the apps you want to use.

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