Key-less ignitions linked to three carbon monoxide-related deaths

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Keyless ignition systems are an increasingly popular automotive feature. First seen on high end luxury vehicles, these systems are now appearing as optional, and in some cases standard, equipment on many mid-level vehicles, as well. Despite the keyless moniker, engine start up still requires the operator to bring the portable portion of the security system – typically a key fob – to the vehicle to allow the engine to start. Once started, however, the key fob does not typically need to remain with the vehicle for continued engine operation. As the following article indicates, this could prove dangerous. To discuss in more detail, contact R. Scott King, BSME at experts@forensicDJS.com.

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