Often people tend to leave their pets (or even children) in the car during the summer, if they just have a “short” appointment. The temperature inside the car rises very fast, often within minutes and just small things like opening the windows a little could end up saving your pet. With the AutoPi it would be possible to design a system to automatically open the windows a little bit (like 5 cm) given a certain temperature inside the car. It would then be possible to automatically close it again, once the temperature drops.
How to do it?
We have also written an article about this specific problem. You can find there a detailed explanation on what to do and actual pictures as examples. Read the article here. Simply choose the feature (add-on) you want to have and click on install. However, you will need to mount an external camera in front of your car. As easy as it sounds. In case you want to know more or are struggling with installation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of cabin overheat protection
This feature can literally save your pet during hot summer days. Even though this feature should definitely help your pet to stay safe, we do not recommend leaving your pet inside the vehicle during hot summer days. The inside temperature can rise drastically in just 10 minutes and the consequences can be still fatal. While it’s a very helpful feature for your pet, it also helps to lower the inside temperature for you before entering the vehicle.