JAGUARS — Jaguars safety systems will not be able to automatically shut down an emergency call if a car’s battery is drained.
Instead, the system will require that an alert be sent to the driver, a process that can take up to five minutes.
The system is in place in Jacksonville and will not change in Jacksonville if the Jaguars lose in a playoff game on Sunday.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan said Tuesday the safety system is designed to be able “to respond to emergencies as quickly as possible.”
It was not immediately clear how long it would take for a system to shut down a vehicle or if the system would be subject to any penalties if it did not.
In a statement, Khan said he is “extremely disappointed” that the safety systems “are not working correctly” and he is working to improve them.
“This was a serious issue with a very complex and dangerous system,” he said.
“I have instructed our team and our coaches to fix this.
The Jaguars will remain vigilant in keeping the team safe while protecting our fans, employees and community.”
Jaguar safety systems are designed to send an alert if a vehicle’s battery drains or is dangerously low.
They are also supposed to warn drivers to stay away from certain parts of the field, including the goal line and stadium.
Jets safety systems, which are similar to the Jaguars’ systems, also do not automatically shut off an emergency or stop a vehicle from driving when a car has been involved in an accident.
The Jets, who have lost eight games in a row, will try to avoid another one with a win Sunday.
The Jets said Tuesday that they will be watching the situation closely and will take steps to improve the safety of the safety and operation of their vehicles.
“The Jets are deeply concerned by the potential loss of life in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ safety system, and our team will conduct thorough and comprehensive investigations of this issue,” the Jets said in a statement.
Jazz fans have been venting their anger on social media, with some fans suggesting that the team’s safety systems should be replaced with a robot.
On Wednesday, Khan, who owns the Jaguars, told reporters that he wants to be sure the safety issues are addressed in the future.
“There’s going to be a system,” Khan said.
“I think it’s the most important thing that I can do right now is make sure that our team is safe, we’re doing everything we can to make sure our fans are safe, and we’re making sure that we’re keeping them safe.”