Sunday, May 13, 2018
Keyless Cars Are Convenient, But Can Lead to a Deadly Error. (New York Times)
Excellent article by two of New York Times reporter Walt Bogdanich's graduate students at Columbia University.
Dangerously defective system/design.
Automobiles are still "Unsafe at Any Speed," apparently even while motor vehicles are parked. Another example of "invidious conspicuous consumption," in the words of Thorstein Vebein.
Due to this irritating invention:
1. People dosed with carbon monoxide poisoning are dying.
2. Distracted car owners, wasting lots of gasoline while polluting the planet, indoors and out, and annoying their fellow critters.
NHTSA has been slow to protect the public.
Surely there's an invention to solve the problem, which was apparently created by this invention and a lack of human factors engineering.
What do you reckon?