Hot Car Technology
This is a pending federal motor vehicle safety standard that has not yet been finalized.
A provision was passed in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) with a mandate for action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) aimed at preventing hot car tragedies. Soon all new vehicles will come with technology to help prevent hot car deaths as standard equipment. KACS is now working to ensure that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will issue the final rule due by November, 2023, without any delay and that the final rule will require occupant detection, a feature necessary to address the issue in a comprehensive manner. Learn more