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Critics: Keyless Automobile Ignition Systems Are Fatally Flawed

Click Here to access the online Public Examination File Audiences with disabilities can get help accessing this station’s FCC Public Assessment File by contacting the station with the info noted below. Concerns or issues associating with the ease of access of the FCC’s online public file system must be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or fccinfo@fcc.gov. Public File Intermediary: 608-274-1515 Station Contact Information: NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Company: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500 (NBC NEWS)– You would not intentionally leave your car pursuing you pull into the garage, but if that car has a keyless push-button ignition, you might forget to turn it off. With a connected garage, the carbon monoxide gas spewing from the tailpipe could really quickly leak into your home, triggering health problem or death. “We have documented a minimum of 19 fatalities that are particularly attributed to keyless ignition cars given that 2009 and 25 more close calls,” stated Janette Fennell, founder and president of the security group KidsAndCars.org. “As more keyless ignition cars are offered, we are going to see these foreseeable and preventable injuries and deaths increase.” Keys are plainly on the way out. Keyless ignitions are now standard in 245 designs and optional in 31 others, according to the vehicle website Edmunds.com. The current keyless ignition systems have “an inherent design flaw,” according to Sean Kane, president of Safety Research study & Techniques and a scientist and specialist for plaintiffs’ attorneys in consumer-product cases. The way he sees it, manufacturers changed the relationship in between the motorist and the key and without alerting them of the resulting security danger. “In the past, you had a traditional metal secret that you might just get rid of from the ignition when you shifted the automobile into park and the key had been relied on the off position,” Kane described. “Keyless ignition cars totally upend that relationship. In …
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