AT&T details connected-car seat

The idea for the Connected Car seat started as way to monitor a baby in the back seat. Intern, Nancy Dominguez configured heat, motion and CO2 sensors that faced the child car seat in the back seat. When the car would get too hot, the sensors were programmed to detect a child in seat and send a text message to the parents. The idea has been expanded to include a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and remote car functions. Potential plans for Car Seat’s development include adding sensors for more car entertainment options. AT&T Foundry, lead developer Michael Albrecht reports that the sensors could be used to detect if a child, elderly person or baby is int he car and turn on the air conditioning when it is too hot. The Connected Car seat is a prototype and may come to market in the next few years.