North Texas Couple Whose Son Survived Being Left In Hot Car Fights For Mandatory Technology To Prevent Tragedy

July 5, 2019

By Gilma AvalosJuly 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm Watch video report at : https://cbsloc.al/2FQqOi3  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Most parents believe leaving their child locked in a hot car could never happen to them… until it does. It happened to Eric Stuyvesant. “To this day I can’t fathom how I would’ve left him in that car,” he said. […]

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Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises

July 1, 2019

By MATTHEW VANN  Jul 1, 2019, 5:38 PM ET WATCH What happens to your body in a hot car? As summer temperatures rise, car safety advocacy groups hoping to draw attention to hot car deaths will be aided by a bill intended to equip new vehicles with technology that detects sleeping children in hot cars. The HOT CARS Act […]

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His keyless car killed him while he slept. New legislation could save others

June 14, 2019

Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:30 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 | Updated 11:26 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 Patricia M. Fish and Russell Fish were married 46 years when he died in his home by carbon monoxide poisoning from his Toyota Forerunner inadvertently left running in the attached garage. (Photo: Lynn Ann Gordon) Pennsylvanian Russell […]

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Toyota Plans to Deploy Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park Features to Vehicle Line Up

June 12, 2019 PLANO, Texas (June 12, 2019) –Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announces two feature updates to its vehicle line up – Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park. Each feature represents Toyota’s relentless commitment to continuous improvement. Automatic Engine Shut Off Starting with most Model Year 2020 vehicles, Toyota will provide additional features […]

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Toyota Has the Most Keyless Ignition Related Deaths, But Takes no Action

June 7, 2019

Posted on Friday, Jun 7th, 2019 Last month, Dr. Sherry Hood Penney, 81, and Dr. James Livingston, 88, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple had inadvertently left their keyless ignition 2017 Toyota Avalon running in the attached garage of their Sarasota condo. The car ran until it was out of gas and its battery […]

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Too Many Children Die in Sweltering Cars, and a New Push Aims to Find a Fix

June 6, 2019

By Paul Stenquist, The New York Times, June 6, 2019 Late last month, at a news conference in Washington, Miles Harrison tearfully related how he had caused the death of his son, Chase, in 2008. He was there to promote the Hot Cars Act of 2019, but he had told this story many times before: to […]

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Front & Center: Popular cars come with hidden, dangerous blind zones

May 28, 2019

By: Tiffany Salameh Facebook | Twitter Posted: May 21, 2019 6:24 PM EST Watch video report HERE SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blind spots are becoming bigger and more dangerous in millions of popular cars. Those blinds spots aren’t to the sides or behind those vehicles either. Most drivers have no idea they even exists and they’re directly in front […]

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After losing a child, a Cape Coral family wants to help prevent future tragedies

May 23, 2019

It’s a little device with a big purpose. Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7:08 PM EDT Watch video report: https://www.nbc-2.com/clip/14829365/after-losing-a-child-a-cape-coral-family-wants-to-help-prevent-future-tragedies CAPE CORAL, Fla. – It’s a little device with a big purpose. Payton’s Charm uses the latest in aerospace technology to help protect children from being left in hot vehicles. Payton’s Charm detects life in a vehicle, […]

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Are keyless ignitions putting you at risk?

May 20, 2019

Updated: 7:15 PM EDT May 16, 2019 Play Video CENTRAL FLORIDA, Fla. — Could a convenient feature in new cars be putting you and your family at risk?This year, 91 percent of new cars will have a keyless ignition. The push button start is now responsible for more carbon monoxide deaths in Florida than anywhere […]

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OPINION: Toddler’s death in hot car calls for compassion, not outrage

May 13, 2019

ByJulie MacLellan – May 13, 2019 There are no words. There are no words for the ache in every parent’s heart when they read a headline about a child dying in a hot car. There are no words for that deep, sinking feeling that hits you right in the gut when the thought jumps into your mind: What […]

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