So how does a key fob stop you from killing your kids? Does it inject you with valium? Emit sound waves that make your brain not mind having your expensive phone flung across a room? Not exactly, but this little device, developed by a warehouse employee, could actually save many kids' lives.
It's called Gabriel, and while the angel-inspired name and imagery are sort of cloying, the system is quite clever. It's designed to prevent death by heatstroke, which kills around 40 kids a year in the US, and around 20/year in Europe. It was developed as part of a contest Opel held, picking Kenny Devlieger's entry from 70 finalists.