UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

By Associated Engineering Press

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A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner of the vehicle would get a notification when the sensor picks up that somebody is in there,” said Tim Haskew, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering. Sources: Tuscaloosa NewsNBC 13 (Birmingham)Fox 6 (Birmingham)CBS 42 (Birmingham)WVUA (Tuscaloosa)ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)Yellowhammer NewsWVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: October 9, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,