Car remotes don't work near elevated work platforms


Car remotes don't work near elevated work platforms


It was recently reported that following a church service conducted without lighting or heating due the electrical authority working on a power pole outside, the congregation emerged to find a number of their cars would not open the doors with their remote keys.

The electrical works supervisor didn’t think the problem was related to their work.

A subsequent enquiry to the power authority confirmed that where remote controlled cherry pickers are used near live power lines, the crane controls block any nearby signals in a similar range to prevent spurious signals causing unsafe movement of their equipment.

  • Based on article in Royal Auto Magazine - August 2014

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