IoT sensors: Nissan Cars, Check Your Backseat

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IoT sensors: Nissan Cars, Check Your Backseat

Nissan was the first car manufacturer that integrated IoT sensors to prevent people from leaving stuff in the backseat of their cars. Now they are taking the system, called RDA (which stands for “Rear Door Alert”), to a wider range of vehicles.

I’m proud to see Nissan lead the way by making Rear Door Alert standard on more models,

said Marlene Mendoza, a mechanical engineer who helped create the technology.

What started as a chat with my colleague, Elsa Foley, is now innovative technology being adopted in more Nissan models. It is a testament to Nissan’s culture.

RDA monitors when the rear door is opened and closed before and after the vehicle is in motion. A series of notifications is given if a rear door was used before a trip but was not reopened after parking the car. The system will first display a notification in the instrument panel and progresses to subtle, distinctive chirps of the horn. From 2019 on, the system will be integrated as standard equipment to eight additional Nissan nameplates in the USA. By model year 2022, Nissan plans to have RDA standard on all four-door trucks, sedans, and SUVs.

Image Credit: Nissan

 


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