Keyless cars causing dozens of deaths

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    Dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide after failing to turn off the ignition on keyless cars, according to the New York Times.

    Its report found that 28 people had died and 45 others had suffered injuries since 2006.

    More than half of the 17 million vehicles sold annually in the US now have keyless ignitions.

    The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) said it had published safety recommendations in 2011.
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  2. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    I hate the keyless systems but it's gonna be hard to buy a car without it, many cars already have it and more will.

    People are stupid, you've got to take that into account when you make systems like this. And also, the keyless cars are so much easier to steal for the technological thieves, they love it since they can pretty much take whatever car they want because owners don't know how to keep their wireless "key" safe.
     
  3. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    I think we need far more keyless cars.... the darwinism is strong, let nature take it's course...
     
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    In the same time period, how many died in regular cars?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    probably more...
     

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