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Old 05-13-2018, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stupid cars or people?

I'm amazed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/b...er=rss&emc=rss NY times pay wall allows 10 free hits.
And what's up with the pepsi cans?
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Q: Stupid cars or people?

A: Yes.

Keyless yet still need a fob: a solution in search of a problem. And the proposed solutions? It's called Rube Goldberg.

And the blown pop cans- whaaaat?
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Do people not hear their engines running?

My Volt has keyless start. It'll honk 3 times if you close the door while it's running and the key isn't inside. It'll also turn off after a couple hours in park if there's been no activity (you can get around it by putting a rubber band around the shifter to keep the release pressed down, if you're sleeping in it or using it as a generator).
If Chevy can get it right, how hard can it be?
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My stuff all uses keys. Insert key, turn to start or shut off, withdraw key. No batteries, microprocessors, transmitters, or B.S. necessary. Replacement cost about $2.

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