Kia Rear Occupant Alert system is now available

System is Standard on All Telluride Models

  • Rear Occupant Alert system uses ultrasonic sensors to detect passengers in second and third rows
  • System issues three separate alerts to help prevent passengers from being left behind in rear seats1 
  • Kia joins coalition of automakers committing to installing rear occupant alert systems in their vehicles by 2025

A video is now available demonstrating the Kia Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) system2 that is standard on all Telluride models.

As announced on September 4, 2019, Kia and members of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers (representing a majority of automobile sales in the United States) have ratified a voluntary commitment to make rear seat occupant warning systems standard or available in most vehicles by 2025.

“Kia Motors America is proud of its commitment to safety and fully supports the application of all available technology to preserve human life,” says Michael Cole, chief operating officer, Kia Motors America. “The deaths of children left in hot cars, of which there have been 41 this year and 891 between 1990 and 20183 are particularly heartbreaking. The Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) system that is standard on all Kia Telluride models is designed to help prevent future tragedies.”

Audi at the IAA Frankfurt 2019

Audi is bringing two world debuts and an array of show firsts to Frankfurt in September 2019. The brand with the four rings is using the International Motor Show (IAA) to showcase a stunning collection of new products, both in the e-mobility area and from its range of conventionally powered models. The Press Conference on September 10 will feature the unveiling of the Audi AI:TRAIL concept car, the vision of a future electrically powered off-roader. Another model making its first appearance will be the new Audi RS 7 Sportback*, with which Audi Sport GmbH is expanding its portfolio of high-performance automobiles. In the shape of the e-tron FE06, Audi’s Formula E racing car can be admired for the first time in its new technical configuration and with its new design.

The collective fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this MediaInfo. Audi’s presence at the IAA 2019 impressively underlines the scale of its current model initiative.

Audi’s presence at the IAA 2019 impressively underlines the scale of its current model initiative. More than half of the 26 cars at the Audi stand in Hall 3 are making their first ever appearance before a show audience. Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “We are treating visitors to a stunning display of products: Over half of the models on our stand are being presented to a show audience for the very first time. We are putting the youngest product portfolio of any premium player onto the market.”