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A 10-year-old boy from Texas has invented a contraption which could eventually save the lives of children across the country.
What it does, is alert parents and keeps the child cool, if for some reason he or she were to be forgotten in a hot car.
Bishop Curry V heard about an infant who passed away after being left in a hot car in his area and then decided that something had to be done about it.
“I heard about babies dying in car seats and they could have grown up to be somebody important,” Curry said in an interview with Toyota. “It makes me pretty upset.”
The device works by detecting that a child has been left in the car and then blows cool air on the baby until someone arrives. The device also sends a text to parents and officials informing them that the child is in the hot car.
After seeing the idea drawn up, Bishop Curry IV (the boys Father) — an employee with the Toyota company — thought he would pitch the invention to the company in the hope that they would like it enough to back up the idea.
Now Toyota executives and Curry V have now created a clay prototype and has launched a Go Fund Me page to help raise money for manufacturing the device.
What a smart kid!