To the Editor:
Regarding the Aug. 9 letters about keyless entry and ignition ("Keyless ignition has many advantages" and "Think of it: No more fumbling for keys"): Evidently, Jim Davis and J.C. Chandler have not experienced a dead battery in a key fob. Maybe they have not had their cars for very long.
I have a 2005 Chevy Corvette, and one day I could not get into the car. I knew the car battery was not dead.
Upon investigation, I found that the Chevy key fob, the way it is designed, transmits 24 hours a day, so it lasts only a few years.
Replacing the key fob battery solved the problem, but what if you were away or on a trip? I would much rather have a key fob with a lock and unlock button -- it transmits only when pressed.