#1 'Stop-start' system coming to U.S. cars09-20-2010, 01:26 PM'Stop-start' system coming to U.S. cars
Published: Sept. 18, 2010 at 5:07 PM
DETROIT, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A relatively simple and inexpensive fuel-saving technology from Europe will soon be introduced on vehicles in North America, engineers say.
So-called start-stop systems that turn off a car when it is idling and reignite the engine when the driver releases the brake will be coming to the United States and Canada in the next five years, The Detroit News reported.
The technology is widespread in Europe and will be embraced in North America as a tool to meet increasingly stringent fuel-economy and emissions requirements, auto experts say.
"Engineers kill for one-tenth of a mile per gallon," Joe Phillippi of AutoTrends Consulting Inc. said. "In city driving, it would make a huge impact."
Estimates vary, but the consensus is shutting off the engine at a stop can improve fuel economy as much as 15 percent.
Consumer acceptance could be a challenge.
09-20-2010, 02:00 PM
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I was told that turning an engine on an off constentlly used more fuel than letting it idle...eh...w/e works i guess
Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
09-21-2010, 10:16 PM
You better be able to turn this off! In Arizona in June, in rough hour traffic you'll need the engine running just to power the A/C. When the engine is off, the compressor doesn't function. You'll be in a 120 degree car if you just started your trip or find yourself in stop-go traffic."In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
—Thomas Paine, Common Sense
09-22-2010, 01:46 AMThe 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
09-22-2010, 02:49 AM
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Another Env. loony tune idea from the EU.
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