New Back Seat Notification on the 2017 Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder

In pursuit of the ideal family vehicle, car-makers the world over continue to add better and better features to the vehicles that they produce. Whether that is advanced trailering camera technology, or new fuel-efficient eAssist powertrain option on the 2016 GMC Sierra, these editions are designed to make life move more smoothly for families and individuals. Now, with the 2017 GMC Acadia back seat reminder feature, families can be even more sure that they are not leaving anything important behind.

What Do You Forget in Your Vehicle?

In a large vehicle like the 2017 GMC Acadia, which can fit up to seven passengers in three rows of seating, it can be unfortunately easy to leave things behind. Sometimes these are minor, like a chocolate bar that gets melted in the afternoon heat, but sometimes it can be more serious. Children left behind in cars may just become bored, but sometimes they run the risk of serious heat stroke, frostbite, or death.

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With the 2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder, parents now have another set of digital eyes ready to help them keep tract of the important things. This new feature will track what doors have been opened in the course of the Acadia’s journeying, and will remind drivers to check the back seat if it seems likely that they have something there.

What Does the 2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder Look Like?

If a GMC Acadia equipped with this features senses that the rear doors were opened and closed at the beginning of a journey (like to load children or packages), the next time the 2017 Acadia is turned off after a door activation, it will show a message in the driver information center and sound a chime five times.

The 2017 GMC Acadia cannot actually detect items in the back seat, but it can help drivers remember when they may have put something there. Whether this means that fewer children are forgotten, or valuables can be safety stowed to discourage theft, this back seat reminder on the 2017 GMC Acadia is a nice addition to the host of new features and advantages already available on this great vehicle.

2017 GMC Acadia Back Seat Reminder visible on the driver information screen

What colours are available on the 2020 GMC Acadia?

What colours are available on the 2020 GMC Acadia?

New Changes for 2020 GMC Models!

New Changes for 2020 GMC Models!


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