April 11, 2016
Meltem Temur and Josephine Eriksson are currently working with their master’s thesis on the topic about preventing hyperthermia among children and dogs left in cars.
Both study the Product Development master programme at Chalmers University of Technology. Meltem has a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and Josephine in Industrial Design Engineering, combining their different backgrounds and knowledge in order to take on the problem.
Together they are searching for a solution to the problem with children and dogs being left or forgotten in cars that get hot – resulting in heat related illness. On average 39 children die each year in the US due to heat related illness after
being left in cars (http://www.kidsandcars.org/userfiles/dangers/heat-stroke-fact-sheet.pdf, 2015-11-18). The project aims at creating a concept that could be integrated in the new Volvo XC90 and consists of 20 weeks of full time work from January to June.