Keyless cars causing dozens of deaths

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Dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide after not being able to turn off the keyless ignition car, according to the New York Times.

Its report found that 28 people were killed and 45 others had suffered injuries from the year 2006.

More than half of the 17 million vehicles sold annually in the united states now have keyless ignition.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) said that he had published safety recommendations in 2011.

“Our standards are of a voluntary nature. Corresponds to the manufacturers to use them when it is necessary”, said the director of the SAE’s Jack Pokrzywa.

It is difficult to put figures on the exact number of deaths related to carbon monoxide keyless ignition left running as no central records of the agency.

The New York Times came to its number of news reports, lawsuits, and police and fire records follow-up of advocacy groups.

Keyless ignition systems consist of a device that is carried by the driver, allowing them to start the car with the press of a button linked to the fob.

The car will not start if the key is not detected, but once the car is started it continues running even if the device is removed from the vehicle. The safety of the clients

In some hybrid car models, the engine is not in operation when the driver gets out of the car, but could appear later when the batteries are depleted.

The recording of the death had been caused by drivers leaving their vehicles running in closed garages, which allowed carbon monoxide gas to enter their homes, according to the New York Times.

Some of the automobile manufacturers have voluntarily included warnings of the drivers:
Ford introduced a feature in 2013, which automatically shuts down the engine shuts off after 30 minutes of inactivity, if the key is not in the vehicle
Toyota has a system of three audible signals outside the car and one inside to alert drivers that the engine is still running

A spokesman for Toyota told the BBC: “Customer safety is always our top priority, and the Toyota Smart Key System has been, and continues to meet or exceed all relevant safety standards.”

In 2015 a group lawsuit was filed in the US against 10 of the world’s largest manufacturers of automobiles in the issue, which described the technology as “deadly”. The case was dismissed by a judge, the following year.