It's better to be embarrassed by your phone going off than devastated if a child is left in the car.
Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean the risk of leaving a child in a hot car is going away.
A new tool, an app called "The Backseat," is aimed at preventing hot car injuries and deaths.
Once you download it, the app uses GPS technology to start up as you begin driving over a certain speed that you can customize. The app will detect when the car stops moving, and after a certain amount of time that you set (between 3-6 minutes) the app will send you notifications to make sure that you took any children out of the car with you.
If you don't open your phone and turn off the notification within a few minutes, an alarm will go off, even if your phone is on silent.
The app also sends out texts and emails to three people that you choose with the GPS of the car's location so that they can take action if need be.
'The Backseat' app's creator says it's better to be embarrassed by your phone going off than devastated if a child is left in the car.
The app is free to download and is available for iPhone and Android.