Tesla Is Developing A Sensor To Detect When Kids Are Left In Hot Cars

Leaving a child alone in a hot car can be incredibly dangerous. Thankfully, Tesla is currently working on a sensor to detect when this happens so that no children come to any harm during those warm summer days.

The Danger Of Hot Cars

There’s never any reason why a child should be left by themselves in a car. However, it happens semi-regularly, and it sometimes has fatal consequences. Even leaving a kid in their vehicle for just a few minutes can be a severe issue if it’s warm outside. The temperature can climb quite quickly inside a car – especially if it’s not in the shade – which can then lead to heatstroke. Over 50 children have lost their lives because of this in the last few years, which is why Tesla is now doing something about it.

Seeking Approval

According to Reuters, they’re currently in the process of getting approval to market a new motion-detection sensor. If given the go-ahead, their device could apparently reduce the likelihood of heatstroke, as well as improve airbag deployment and help prevent theft. They’re reportedly looking for permission because the sensors they intend on using work at higher powers than the Federal Communications Commission currently allows.

Experts In Safety

Tesla is no stranger to improving safety measures in vehicles. They already have a feature that helps lower the temperature in cars for when animals are left behind. They also have a mode that identifies suspicious activity through external cameras. This new sensor would fit in nicely with what they’ve already developed, and could potentially even help save lives. However, it wouldn’t make them the first company to stop kids from being left behind in cars, as the likes of Nissan have already developed such technology.

It’s not clear how or when these sensors would be utilized in Tesla’s cars. However, we look forward to seeing what the FCC has to say about their plans.

Galileo Project Scientists Looking for the Existence of Extra-terrestrial Technology

Under the lead of Harvard University, a team of scientists is now preparing for a new journey and research project called the Galileo Project. This project aims to look for the presence of extraterrestrial life with the help of their technology that may have been left behind. So, what is this project all about, and why is it so important?

A Bit About the Galileo Project

Avi Loeb, an astronomy professor at Harvard University and co-founder of the project alongside Bruker Corporation’s CEO Frank Laukkien, joined hands and came up with the Galileo Project. In their recent interview, the pair stated that humans could no longer ignore the possibility that ETC or Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations may exist. This project is dedicated to understand such existence and learn more about them.

The Search is for Objects and Not Sending Out Signals.

When asked about what precisely the scientists plan to look for, the team states that they would be looking for technosignatures or extraterrestrial technological equipment instead of looking out for electromagnetic signals. They further said they plan to assemble their own data and make all the necessary scientific and transparent analyses. They further stated that they did not want to use the government-owned sensors because that is classified data.

Selecting the Necessary Equipment for the Project

To conduct this project, the team plans to set up customized telescopes with built-in cameras. These telescopes will help in the detection of the objects and be connected to a specialized computer system that will do the necessary filtrations.

A Final Note

Humankind has been searching for signs of extraterrestrial life for centuries now. Somehow, we have always been interested in knowing if there are other life forms in the solar system. We hope that we may finally get the answers that we have been looking out for through this project.