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dc.contributor.authorGlenn, Laurelen
dc.contributor.authorGlenn, Ericen
dc.contributor.authorNeurauter, Lukeen
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T12:04:10Zen
dc.date.available2021-04-07T12:04:10Zen
dc.date.issued2021-04-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/102958en
dc.description.abstractIn 2018 and 2019, pediatric vehicular heatstroke (PVH) was the leading cause of nontraffic child fatalities involving vehicles in the United States. Legislation is being introduced in Congress to require passenger vehicles to be equipped with rear seat reminder technologies (RSRTs), which would help to mitigate against PVH. In a previous study, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) conducted an extensive literature review to better understand the circumstances under which PVH occurs, identify the available preventive technologies, and examine what is necessary for an optimized PVH-prevention solution. The current study builds on that work by conducting a functional evaluation of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket RSRT implementations, focusing on occupant detection methods and driver/bystander notification approaches. Using scenarios based on real-world PVH cases, this effort was a hands-on evaluation of how each RSRT implementation performed, accounting for OEM and select aftermarket RSRTs available at the time of data collection. Each implementation received ratings for reliability and effectiveness, offering opportunities to examine and discuss specific RSRT advantages and shortcomings.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherNational Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellenceen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNSTSCE;21-UT-098en
dc.subjecttransportation safetyen
dc.subjectchild safetyen
dc.subjectsafety technologiesen
dc.subjectautomotiveen
dc.subjectpediatric vehicular heatstroke (PVH)en
dc.subjectrear seat reminder technology (RSRT)en
dc.titlePediatric Vehicular Heatstroke: Evaluation of Preventative Technologiesen
dc.typeReporten


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