NHTSA: In-vehicle technology to prevent child heatstroke deaths not ready

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that in-vehicle technology to prevent parents from leaving kids behind isn’t ready.

Acting NHTSA Administrator David Friedman and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx held a press conference at a Washington, DC school urged parents not to leave young children behind in cars. Since 1998, at least 628 children have died every year in hot cars — about 38 a year on average. This year, at least 17 children have died.