According to the Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles, Jan Null, San Jose State University, 54% of children dying in hot cars since the 1990s was because they were forgotten by their caregiver. There is a growing need for a technology that can prevent these deaths by efficiently detecting the presence of occupants and sending the driver alerts if a child is left unattended inside a car.
The child presence detection system also known as Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) reduces the risk of death for unattended children in overheated cars. According to EURO NCAP roadmap, manufacturers will be required to offer this feature in future cars.
We built in-cabin vehicle sensing radar to reliably detect in-car passenger presence and location using a sophisticated algorithm analysis of movement and breathing.