The unfortunate combination of extreme heat, cars, pets and irresponsible pet owners arrives every year along with the summer season, but this year a company is doing something about the problem. The Halo Pet Safety System consists of a standard-looking pet collar that includes a temperature sensor, along with a transmitter installed in the car. The transmitter will sense when a pooch is in the vehicle and begin monitoring the temperature. If things get too hot, the system will send an alert to a keyfob receiver warning the owner that Fido is getting too damn hot.
Of course, the Halo Pet Safety System still relies on the owner giving enough of a damn to go back out to the car and turn on the air. That's a pretty big Achilles' Heel when you consider that most responsible pet owners shouldn't need to spend the $100 that this gadget costs in the first place. [Product Page via Gizmag]