Cars over the last decade have gotten more and more intelligent with the introduction of such features like 360-degree cameras, blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assistance, radar cruise control, and much more. However, as vehicles adopt more technology, they become more complicated. One man, located in Ohio, found out one of the potential consequences of all of this technology in new cars.

As reported by news sources earlier this week, Peter Pyros survived being locked in his car when the battery and electronic door locks malfunctioned. His 13-hour ordeal ended after neighbors heard his screams for help and emergency services were called. The 75-year-old man was treated locally at a nearby hospital and later released.

"It was the most horrifying experience you can imagine," he said Monday in a phone interview with The Washington Post. "I accepted, at some point, that this is how I'm going to die."

As cars are becoming more complicated, it is wise with a new vehicle to review the user manual, standard safety features and electronic devices. All cars with electronic door locks are mandated to have duplicate, manual locks in case of an accident. However, these manual locks are sometimes located in unusual or uncommon areas of a vehicle. Proper education about these systems with regards to the specific make and model of your vehicle can save your life. At The ParkingZone, safety is no accident.

If you happen to lock your keys or something important in the car, The ParkingZone offers Lock-Out Kits to help get into locked vehicles. We have three different kits available, a basic kit, advanced kit, and ultimate kit. These kits allow you to unlock and access any type of locked vehicle.

Our expert staff is available from 8a-5p Monday through Friday and is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find the specific products you are looking for. 

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