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  • An invention giving any car the ability to brake automatically has been developed in Brisbane

  • The world first technology is designed to stop children being injured or killed by reversing vehicles

  • Reversing just got safer

  • This Holden Captiva has been fitted with brakes that work automatically in reverse

  • Sensors detect an object and the car stops before impact

  • The technology can be installed onto any brake pedal

  • It could be a 1970's Commodore or the latest Rolls-Royce or Range Rover

  • This technology can be retrofitted to that vehicle

  • School Teacher, Chris Humphrey, says he had his car fitted

  • He says it's saved him from hitting a child

  • The mother was grabbing at her little daughter from behind my car

  • She was standing behind my car which I didn't see

  • RACQ statistics show that on average

  • 3 children are killed each year in Queensland by reversing vehicles

  • One month ago, a toddler was seriously injured at Nambour

  • when he was hit in the family driveway

  • Reverse Alert Australia is now taking the product to Queensland schools

  • The Queensland government will consider making Reverse Alert technology mandatory

  • And the company says other states are interested, too

  • This is a relatively small but absolutely vital consideration

  • The Queensland engineer technology will soon be exported around the globe

  • Installation costs 1,500 dollars

  • Joel Philp, Seven News

An invention giving any car the ability to brake automatically has been developed in Brisbane

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