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How Do You Make Start-Stop Systems More Pleasant For Drivers?

How Do You Make Start-Stop Systems More Pleasant For Drivers?

By Antony Ingram 164 views May 27, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2015 Chevrolet Impala Enlarge Photo Stop-Start systems are the low-hanging fruit of city gas mileage, but like many fruits, they can be an acquired taste. General Motors has attached such a system to its 2015 Chevrolet Impala with the base 2.5-liter Ecotec engine, and has worked hard to ensure it's actually a system drivers will want to use. The concept of stop-start systems is fairly simple. Below a certain speed, or when pulling to a halt, a car equipped with stop-start will turn off the engine. When not in motion, not using the engine is a great way of saving fuel. Should a driver lift their foot off the brake pedal, or in a manual vehicle depress the clutch, the engine fires up again--ready to move away. Software dictates when these systems shut down and start up again...

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