Mr. Schaub is among more than two dozen people killed by carbon monoxide nationwide since 2006 after a keyless-ignition vehicle was inadvertently left running in a garage. To date, although automobile makers have installed warning systems into their keyless-ignition cars voluntarily, there are no universe standards for each system.
Drivers of keyless-ignition cars use wireless key fobs, rather than conventional keys, that allow them to lock, unlock, or start their vehicles.
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The Society of Automotive Engineers has called for automakers to install safety features, like beeps, to warn drivers if their vehicles are still running.
According to a New York Times report published on Sunday, dozens of people have died or been injured by carbon monoxide emitted from keyless-ignition vehicles, but regulations aimed at addressing the phenomenon have stalled.
The National Highway Safety Administration recommends reading your car's manual for more information about the key fob for your keyless ignition works, never getting out of the auto while it is running and taking the key fob with you every time you leave your Vehicle.More news: Palestinians bury dozens slain in clashes at Israel-Gaza border
Isn't the easiest fix to this isolated problem for the cars to automatically turn off after a set number of minutes when being idle?
Read the full New York Times report.
According to a spokesman for Toyota in an interview with the BBC, "Customer safety is always our priority and Toyota's Smart Key System has and continues to meet or exceed all relevant safety standards".More news: Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates for HSBC (HSBA)