Waze launches "child reminder" update to remind parents about kids, pets in back seat

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 18:30:18-04

With a surge in the number of children and pets dying in hot cars, a popular navigation app now has a new safety feature to remind users not to forget their children and furry friends.

Waze launched the feature called "child reminder" when it released its latest update.

It will now alert drivers to check the back seat once they've reached their destination. Drivers can customize the alert to include their child's or pet's name.

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