Denso: Time Now Ripe for Start-Stop Technology
DETROIT — Denso Corporation officials said here Tuesday that the time was ripe for North American vehicles to adopt start-stop technology.
Doug Patton, senior vice president for engineering at the automotive supplier, cited a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimate that Americans waste three billion gallons of fuel annually by idling their vehicles.
Mr. Patton said Denso was ready to bring multiple start-stop technologies to the market, from the most simple system that shuts the engine down completely and could only restart it from a dead stop, to a more advanced system that could kill the engine while the car was coasting, then restart it on the fly.
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