University of Waterloo graduate students Mostafa Alizadeh and Hajar Abedi, under the supervision of engineering professor George Shaker, position a doll, modified to simulate breathing, in a minivan during testing of a new sensor. Photo: Handout

This AI-based sensor will help save children and pets left inside vehicles, scientists say

  • University of Waterloo researchers aim to have the device adopted as standard equipment in all vehicles
  • The wireless, disc-shaped sensor prevents vehicle doors from locking and sounds an alarm when it detects a child or pet has been left inside a vehicle
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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University of Waterloo graduate students Mostafa Alizadeh and Hajar Abedi, under the supervision of engineering professor George Shaker, position a doll, modified to simulate breathing, in a minivan during testing of a new sensor. Photo: Handout
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Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu is a Hong-Kong based technology reporter at the Post. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in journalism.