GM to bring extra safety feature for children

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 09:06:30-04

GMC becomes the first automaker to help prevent what's becoming a growing tragedy; children dying after being left in a hot car.

It's called the rear seat reminder system, which will debut as a standard feature on the 2017 GMC Acadia.

Chimes will sound when the ignition is turned off if a rear door was opened before the vehicle started.

The feature also includes a message on the dash display reminding the driver to check the rear seats.