Despite government efforts, keyless ignitions linked to carbon monoxide deaths

Report 28 killed by carbon monoxide after leaving keyless cars running

Keyless ignition allows drivers to start their cars with the press of a button while an electronic key fob remains in their pocket or purse.

According to a New York Times report, there have been at least 28 deaths and 45 injuries caused by carbon monoxide emitted from vehicles with keyless ignitions since 2006.

In 2011, the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed regulation for warning systems in keyless vehicles.

The Society of Automotive Engineers called for automakers to have features, like beeps, to warn drivers if their vehicles were still running. To date, although automobile makers have installed warning systems into their keyless-ignition cars voluntarily, there are no universe standards for each system.

It's hard to put a number on the keyless cars causing deaths due to carbon monoxide as no central agency controls such statistics, but it's clear that it's enough of a problem to be mentioned.

Read the full New York Times report.

Though the government does not track the number of people who have died from leaving their cars on, the Times counted 28 deaths since 2006.

Each year, 17 million new cars are sold in the United States.

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?

The issue with keyless cars that has been causing deaths is due to the fact that, while starting the auto requires the fob to be nearby, the key can be removed from the vehicle entirely without the auto turning off - potentially unintentionally causing carbon monoxide poisoning.

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