The choice of the number astonished the crowd, for 42 is one that most Japanese avoid if possible. The Arabic numerals for 42 translate as shi ni, which is related to the Japanese word shingu (“to die”). But Asano dismissed worried comments as “old superstitions.”
By Mr Ghaz
In legal terms and for insurance purposes, a "phantom vehicle" is one that - without physical contact - causes injury, death or property damage to another vehicle. But more popularly, a phantom vehicle is of course a haunted vehicle. The phenomenon is not scientifically verified. However, people do find stories about cursed cars and haunted automobiles fascinating; they are the stuff urban legends are made of.