What is a rear seat reminder? The rear seat reminder is a safety attribute in vehicles that alerts the driver to check the rear seat when leaving their car. When driving non-Hyundai vehicles, this safety feature only comes on when you open the rear hatch before you start driving. It also gives a visual or audible alert when the car stops or when the engine is off.
How Does a Rear Seat Reminder in Hyundai Cars Work?
Hyundai’s rear seat reminder systems typically include ultrasonic sensors and sometimes door logic technologies to recognize any movement in the rear seats. This system detects movement in the back seats after you leave the car and lock the door.
When this happens, your Hyundai Palisade will start honking and flashing its headlights. You will also receive an alert on your smartphone (if your phone has active Blue Link Services) to check the rear seats. This process is also known as door sequencing.
Hyundai’s Rear Occupant Alert includes a 24-hour motion detector inside the car beside door sequencing.
Benefits Of Hyundai’s Rear-Seat Reminder
Data collected by the Kids and Cars group note that many children have died from heatstroke in a locked car in the past, and the number keeps rising. Hyundai recognized the severity of these numbers and sought to eliminate this issue with their rear occupant alert system.
Like children, pets are at risk of dying from heat stroke in a locked car. Another added ripple effect of this system is that it comes in handy when you have sensitive and or perishable goods in your vehicle.
The Hyundai models that have the door-logic system include the Palisade, Santa Fe, and Sonata. All these models, except Sonata, have a motion detector. It is an optional added feature.
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