Tag: start-stop

By on June 20, 2019

Since 2005, 37 deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning have been attributed to vehicles with keyless ignitions that were inadvertently left running. Automatic engine shutoff is not currently mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, so manufacturer’s application of the technology is sporadic. But the PARK IT Act wants to change that.  (Read More…)

By on March 20, 2015

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When the Cadillac CT6 hits showrooms later this year, power for the flagship will come in the form of two V6 engines.

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By on May 24, 2013

Some forty years in the making, start-stop  technology has arrived on your smartphone. Volkswagen launched an app that stops YouTube videos automatically when you look away from the screen. And it starts again, when you look back. The app uses facial recognition technology to capture when the viewer is looking away, only to resume when eyeballs are back on screen. PWHS (People With Heightened Sensitivities) will not like it: Averting your eyes during a shocking scene on YouTube won’t help anymore. The price of progress, I guess.
But what are the origins of this startling technology? (Read More…)

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  • el scotto: It makes no sense for you to cut and paste this to infinity and beyond when most BEV buyers have these odd...
  • sgeffe: True enough. I’ve got the “HondaLink” app which allows remote start and unlock, for instance. IIRC, GM has an...
  • el scotto: It all depends on how secure the smartphone app is. It’s just remote starting via a different medium.
  • sgeffe: You still need someone watching the controls! And all the automation still breeds complacency, viz. Air...
  • sgeffe: The one I’m skittish about is the cars that allow access and start via a smartphone. (Tesla for one, and I...

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