NHTSA Proposes Emergency Stop for Keyless Ignition

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Sure, advances in the automotive world are great, we love receiving more and more gadgets, but when this interferes with driving safety, things become a bit more complicated and it take an higher authority to sort them out.
We’re referring to the case of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is now proposing a standardization of keyless ignition systems, as Bloomberg writes.

The measure comes after a fatal accident involving a Lexus ES 350 with keyless ignition that took place last year raised awareness on the fact that drivers may not be able to stop the engine when panicking.

The NHTSA claims that it is possible for a driver to panic and therefore not be able to perform the necessary actions, a three second button push in the aforementioned case, to stop the car. Thus, the administration wants all systems to turn off the engine after a half-second press.
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