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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Every year parents leave their kids in hot cars and every year --- parents get arrested for leaving their kids in hot cars. Go figure. So how can we stop this recurring international problem? Well, 17-year-old Alissa Chavez from Albuquerque claims to have invented the solution.

According to reports from the Washington Post Chavez came up with the basic idea for her lifesaving contraption for a school science fair. It involves an alarm system warning parents when a child has been left in a car seat, no matter what the temperature. The "Hot Seat," in its latest incarnation, uses a pressure sensor and your car keys.

The system monitors a tracker on your keychain, detecting when you're more than 40 feet away from the car. At that point, it checks the pressure sensor to determine whether there's a child still in the car seat—and if there is, alarms sound.

She undoubtedly won the science fair and received a Good Samaritan award from the mayor of her hometown, Albuquerque. She is currently trying to raise money to build a better version of the device.

Creation is just the beginning. Now she has to get it distributed, branded and well --- sold. That could definitely take a while but let's hope that she gets some more support . Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.