How many times have you heard of a child being left accidentally in the backseat of a car? GMC’s looking to put an end to the problem with its new Rear Seat Reminder. Will it work? I guess we’ll see.
The way Rear Seat Reminder works is after the engine is shut off, a message shows up on the driver information center that says “Rear Seat Reminder/Look in Rear Seat.” There are also five chimes to get the driver’s attention.
Instead of the same thing happening each time the vehicle’s used, Rear Seat Reminder is only activated when the rear doors have been opened and closed 10 minutes or sooner before the engine starts up, or if they’re opened or closed afterward. In other words, if you load you kid into the vehicle, then get in and take off, Rear Seat Reminder will turn on once you shut off the engine.
For now, GMC’s only offering this feature on the 2017 Acadia, which is being revised as a midsize crossover. To me, it would make sense to include it on the 2017 Yukon line as well, considering those are popular with parents