In the summer, a parked car is a burning death trap for kids. If a grown man in peak physical condition can't last 10 minutes in a hot car, a small child surely can't either.
But still, every year we hear about the tragic death of a child because a parent left them in a hot car. In fact, according to KidsAndCars.org, an average of 38 children die each year after being left in a hot car.
That's why this new car seat exists: to save children from crashes and from clueless parents.
Coming to you from Wal-Mart, the Evenflo Advanced Embrace with SensorSafe infant car seat costs around $150 and includes sensors that will alert and remind drivers that they still have children buckled into the back seat.
It's also been crash-tested and is the first of its kind embedded with this new technology.
It works like that reminder you hear when you're not wearing your seatbelt, or if you left your headlights on. You'll hear a series of tones when the car is turned off, if the child is still strapped in.
It does not require a Bluetooth or Internet connection. Instead, it has a wireless receiver that integrates into the car's diagnostic port.
The car seat is being sold at Walmart.com. Click here to check it out.