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Autonomous Car Accident in New York

Friday, December 13, 2019

There was an event in New York that would lead to controversy in autonomous vehicles.

In fact, although the new technology was not directly linked to autonomous systems, it became clear that a rapidly copied system could lead to deaths.

The owner of a Lexus car started the car remotely with the remote control, and when the car was parked, he walked over to the man standing in front of him, crushing him to death.

Michael Kosanovich, 21, was standing between two parked vehicles. The owner of the 2002 Lexus IS300s allegedly started the car with a remote control key, crushing Michael Kosanovich forward and crashing into the other car.

According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), Kosanovich was hospitalized due to severe trauma to his body and legs, where he died. NYPD says Kosanovich is inspecting one of the vehicles at the time of the accident.

Toyota Motor is a spokesman from North America; Uz We don't know many details, but we've reached local law enforcement to support the investigation. Toyota did not have a factory-installed remote control on the Lexus 2002 IS300s. ”

In this case, the system that serves as a remote start of the 2002 Lexus IS300'e turns out to be added later. Such controls have been installed in recent years to preheat the vehicle, especially in cold areas, and it is not a high-cost technology.

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