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GM unveils new rear seat reminder to prevent child deaths in hot cars

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General Motors has unveiled an industry-first feature to help prevent child deaths in hot cars. 

GM's new rear seat reminder system monitors the rear doors. 

If either door is opened and closed within ten minutes of starting the vehicle, or, if the doors reopened while the vehicle is running, the vehicle will sound a chime when the ignition is turned off, and also display a message reminding the driver to check the rear seats.

GM says the system will first debut as a standard feature on the 2017 GMC Acadia SUV.

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