To hot in a car warning?

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  1. brunetmj macrumors member

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    lazyness, loss of common sense, etc.
     
  4. brunetmj thread starter macrumors member

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    Really i am pretty sure we already have built in "to hot in the car sensors", our body comes with them.
     
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    Warning! Attempting suicide may result in serious injury or death.
     
  6. brunetmj thread starter macrumors member

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    These kinds of ideas annoy me .
    It drives up the cost of a vechicle and never fixes
    it's intent. If you stupid enough to leave a child or animal in a hot car you are not going to be bright enough to listen to a chime
     
  7. quagmire macrumors 603

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    This age of warning people of everything pisses me off.

    " Caution: Coffee may be hot!"

    " Warning: Ball hit off this bat may be fatal"

    " Warning: Milk may contain milk products"

    What is next? A label on a vagina or penis saying, " Warning: Sex may lead to pregnancy and/or STD's"? ( I may just sue to see what will happen :p).
     
  8. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    We need a system that requires a license to have children just like you need a license to drive the car to lock them in.
     
  9. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    The topic of this article wouldn't really be solved with heat sensors. This article refers to children left in a car (either intentionally or by accident) and kids who crawl into a car to play. In both cases, the parents wouldn't be around to hear a heat alarm, so what good would it do?

    There was mention about having an alarm that beeps when a seat belt is left attached after the car is turned off. While this could work, cars already have so many chimes and other ding-a-lings that this would be yet another one getting ignored.

    What parent would intentionally leave their kid in a car anyway for more than a minute?
     
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    The idea of this post would fix a lot.
     
  11. OutThere macrumors 603

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    30-40 kids a year? Unfortunately I think our money, time and effort is better spent elsewhere.

    How many of these parents who leave their kids in the car remember to bring their cell phone with them? How 'bout an app that reminds you to get your kid when you get out of your car.

    How many kids around the world are dying of malnutrition?
     
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    Kind of like the recall on window blinds. A woman was quoted in the article as saying "if it saves just ONE child, it's worth it".

    Honestly, no, that's not worth it. Think of all the things that kill a handful of people a year. If all those things were outlawed, we'd be rolling around in rubber balls while wearing foam suits dripping in antibacterial foam.
     
  13. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Who needs responsibility when you have a warning label?
     
  14. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Far fewer were killed because of Toyota's recent problems that caused the mass recall. Think that time and effort was worth it?

    Your comparing forgetting leaving your cellphone in your car to leaving a child in a car? Nice.

    Too many. How does this relate?

    Yes, it is worth it. And nobody's talking about outlawing anything. They're talking about additional safety features for cars, one of the major selling points for any vehicle.
     
  15. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I thought that recall was BS media hype from the get-go.

    Every time a 'dead baby in a hot car' story crops up in the news, the recommendation is that people leave their cell phone in the back seat because they're more likely to remember the cell phone and therefore see the baby they forgot about.

    Priorities. How much will this feature cost to engineer, fabricate and install in every new car? Perhaps this money could be better spent, if it is truly intended to help the children, and not a band-aid for the collective guilt of American parents who didn't check the back seat for their baby.
     
  16. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Misunderstood you there.

    I'm with you about priorities, but the pot this money'd come out of is for car safety. And a safety feature like this would have a cost, but nothing that'd put a dent in global malnutrition.
     
  17. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Completely agree! It's getting unbelievable. What happened to people's common sense?!
     
  18. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    People's common sense is the same as it has always been. What these warnings have to do with is protection from litigation.
     

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