Hyundai Is Moving To Put Families First With New Safety Tech

Having a family-first vehicle sometimes means putting aside a sporty driving experience and focusing on safety, so Hyundai is upping the game. New safety features and technology have been rapidly introduced to new cars, and Hyundai is going above and beyond, focusing on making cars safer for you and your family with the latest tech that should become standard in most of their cars by 2022, if not sooner.

New Hyundai safety features

Hyundai is leaving the competition in the dirt with their plans to add standard safety features over the next few model years. There is one tragic mistake that some parents unfortunately make. As a parent, we suffer from fatigue, stress, and lose focus, and the last thing we want is for that to negatively affect our children. You’ve probably seen it happen on the news, but you never expect it to happen to you – leaving your children in the car.

Hyundai has a new system to help ease parents’ minds – the rear occupancy alert, and there are several different ways that this feature can be helpful.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid compact crossover suv on display at Brussels Expo
The Hyundai Kona SUV | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

The system itself is simple but can be life-saving when used. When the rear doors are opened before the car is started, the car’s computer acknowledges that it has been opened. When the car is turned off again, it sends an alert to the dashboard.

The alternative technology focuses on an ultrasonic motion sensor that can detect activity in the back seat. The motion sensor technology is already implemented in some Hyundai cars like the Santa Fe and is helpful in determining if the back seats are occupied even after the car has been turned off. If the system detects movement it will honk the horn at short 25 second intervals to demand attention even from outside of the car.

This safety feature is incredibly helpful in states where the climate in a car can become very high, and because there is no air circulation, which can even be deadly in states you might not expect.

Still in an affordable package

Hyundai won’t raise prices just because they are producing cars with more technology, either, and will continue to be affordable options for families. Hyundai is an underrated brand that has a lot to offer in way of comfort even if they don’t have the high-end luxury features of brands like Audi and BMW.

They are well-rated by Consumer Reports for its reliability and comfort, as well as its inclusion of some higher-end features and materials that you could expect from a much more expensive car.

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra | Hyundai

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By 2022 this safety feature should become standard on many Hyundai cars, and an option on those that don’t have it on the base models. If you aren’t a parent, this can also be beneficial for dogs as well and protect the safety of our furry family members.

Hyundai is a brand that is underrated in almost every day, but with the introduction of these new safety features, they will become an even better option for families than ever before.