Far too many parents still leave their children alone in the car for an extended period of time. In many cases, the biggest danger that the child will face in those situations will not come from potential kidnappers: it will come from the sun and heat. Many young children die during the hot summer months when they are left alone in the car. However, this is a disaster that may soon be a thing of the past as a result of modern technology.
In this video, some young mechanical engineers describe a new invention in which infant car-seats are equipped with temperature sensors and alerts. The device is programmed to send parents text messages when the temperature reaches a certain level and their children are still unattended. Parents who receive that message can respond immediately. This video raises awareness about an important problem, and it demonstrates some of the benefits of modern technology. People on Facebook would love it for both reasons.