It’s because the comparison between seatbelts and start/stop isn’t valid. A seatbelt law was enacted to mandate seatbelt use. There were options on how the seatbelt operated, but a seatbelt was required, period.No need to thank the auto makers. Thank .gov and their insane CAFE mpg requirements.
The entire S/S reminds takes me back to the mid 1970's, prior to mandatory seat belt laws, where auto makers were adding "features" to force drivers to be belted. All manner of folks coming up with ways to defeat those systems. .gov stepped in and said no problem. Told .states that if they wanted federal highway dollars they needed mandatory seat belt laws.
Something similar will happen with S/S. All vehicles will eventually come equipped with it, and like the Cadillac XT5 I recently rented, there will be no override.
Which I have no issue. Have driven multiple vehicles with the feature and found no problems.
No understanding on my part as to why some want to make it a first world problem.
CAFE requires makers to meet mpg and emissions requirements for their fleets overall, and does not mandate how they will achieve those requirements. Despite your misleading post(s), auto start/stop is not mandated by the feds.
Again, it’s NOT mandated by the feds. The auto makers, at least some of them, have decided to use Auto S/S as part of their efforts to meet the standards. Others produce hybrids or small, efficient vehicles or use weight reduction, etc to achieve the fleet goals without start/stop, or by using it on only some vehicles.
For a lot of owners, default start stop is obnoxious, and they see it as a decision adopted at their expense because the automakers take the easiest and cheapest way out rather than newer technology.
What isn’t a “first world problem”? Faulty media head units? Uncomfortable seats lacking electric controls? Effective safety tech like Eyesight? Manual transmissions vs. the CVT? Auto dual air conditioning?
Touch screen navigation units? Hands free phone systems?
All of it needs to improve driving quality, safety, and enjoyment, or it isn’t an improvement. Just an imposition.
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