Posted May 07, 2021
Hyundai has made its Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) technology available in 13 vehicles, including cars and SUVs built in Alabama.
The automaker is helping address the issue of pediatric heatstroke injury and death that can result when children are left unattended in cars in high temperatures for extended periods.
The following 13 models now have ROA systems as standard or optional: Palisade, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Sonata, Sonata HEV, Elantra, Elantra HEV, Tucson, Tucson HEV, Tucson PHEV, Tucson N-Line, and the Genesis GV80 and G80. The Palisade, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Sonata, Sonata HEV, Elantra, Elantra HEV and the new 2022 Tucson variants include ROA systems as standard.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama produces the Sonata, Santa Fe, Elantra and Tucson. The plant will add production of the new Santa Cruz pickup sport adventure vehicle this summer. The company has yet to reveal the features on the Santa Cruz.
Hyundai has also made its optional Ultrasonic ROA, or a similar sensor-based system, available on more of its models including the Palisade, Santa Fe and all-new 2022 Tucson variants. Those are SUVs often driven by families with young children. The Genesis GV80 and G80 vehicles also have the Ultrasonic ROA as optional.
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