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|7th August 2008, 15:24||#16|
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Link: Green Car Congress: Bosch Start-Stop System to Move to Series Production; Standard Equipment on BMW 1-Series
Some one claims that this is not by Bosch. Here is the excerpt from above link:
The above mentioned text was sent by me. Here it is again:
The Automatic Start/Stop (and also the High Precision Injection) presented by Bosch and used by BMW are already invented by Telcopol Ltd (in Finland) and they are subject to their IPRs (patents) For more info see Telcopol email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. So it sounds very funny that Bosch or BMW now claims to have developed such innovations. The concept of Volvo in 90's is not a practical neither economic solution. Bosch and BMW first must obtain a license from Telcopol in order to be able to sell cars having these technologies!
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|7th August 2008, 18:23||#17|
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Since my car does have the start stop button it often crosses my mind that I should be a good citizen and switch off the engine when the signal timer reads more than 100 seconds,as cranking the engine back is very quick thanks to the button.
However on the flipside i too believe that starting up an engine would consume more fuel and in addition more engine oil is also consumed.
Only a thorough exercise on this by an expert can help us decide
|7th August 2008, 18:52||#18|
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|7th August 2008, 19:51||#19|
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dude how can you compare a train engine here?!? :
My 3 liter engine takes barely a second to start..if you must go into such comparisons a luna probably has the smallest engine in india on wheels and it takes a decade to start :
|7th August 2008, 20:00||#20|
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There is really nothing one can do other than let the engine idle. Stopping and starting will only result in more consumption as one member pointed out earlier. If there was a way to avoid this, then companies would have mass marketed this technology. There isn't or it hasn't been perfected yet.
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