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Italy now requires alarms in all car seats, to prevent hot car deaths

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 8, 2019, 8:21 PM UTCBy Paul A. EisensteinWith two months still left in the year, 2019 is already the second worst on record when it comes to the death of children left in cars.A handful of automakers have taken steps to address the problem, and an industry alliance says an alert system will be installed on nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2025. But safety experts contend the proposed technology can fail to work when needed.Efforts to mandate a higher-tech approach have progressed sluggishly on Capitol Hill. Other governments have been swifter, however, in their response to rising fatalities in t ...