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Old 02-29-2020, 12:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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... "remote engine stopper". :-)
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The only problem I see is that the people getting that message don't seem to understand it.
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We got our first JEMS bucket truck at work this month. The acronym stands for Jobsite engine management system.
Gas or diesel engines?

I was helping a friend get her car get towed out of a snowmobile trail recently (don't ask!). The diesel flatbed/winch truck shut off automatically while we were all standing around talking.

First I've seen that in a heavy duty truck.
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I was helping a friend get her car get towed out of a snowmobile trail recently (don't ask!). The diesel flatbed/winch truck shut off automatically while we were all standing around talking.
IIRC it had already been implemented by Cummins to the B6.7 engine, but I'm unaware of applications other than the Ram trucks being fitted with this functionality.
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Mandated by the state of California. Pretty much everything commercial diesel does it after 2015. Unsure of private installs, but my neighbors 2020 chevy does it too.
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Unsure of private installs, but my neighbors 2020 chevy does it too.
Economics of scale might be pushing the automakers to also fit it to vehicles meant to the average Joe instead of keeping it a fleet-only feature, not to mention the CAFE targets.
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I'm way more comfortable with letting the economic sense speak for itself than for some bureaucratic-enforced mandate.
Except people who idle SUVs are immune to economic sense. Besides, I've never seen a no-idling area that cared about saving fuel. It's about the people in the area of these idling SUVs that aren't in air-conditioned, cabin air filtered comfort. They're outside, on foot, sucking down the fumes. Hell, I worked at a hospital once that had an HVAC intake near the loading dock. It was a no-idling area.

As stupid as idling is, no-idling areas aren't about crusading for higher mpgs, they're essentially about property rights and workplace protections. Remember smoking sections in restaurants? Yeah, workers shouldn't have to breathe customers' exhaust fumes either just because the customers are morons.

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
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