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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 12:04 PM
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I see your point, but it's still harmful to the environment, additional wear and tear on the vehicle, and wasteful. NYS had idle laws in the 80's, and here it is nearly 2013. That would also imply that nobody would drive a European vehicle at the hospital, since they do not offer remote start, but that's not likely to be the case....my 1998 Japanese vehicle is chilly upon start up, and it's about 2 miles down the road where the heat is available. In my 2007 European vehicle, heat becomes available by the time I reach the end of the driveway. And I don't live at Southfork. Heat is also available when the motor is shut off. I've never tried it beyond 30 min., but it seemed to be good at 30 min.

imho Europeans absolutely care about the environment, and they design vehicles as such...sometimes we Americans only care about regulations, not what makes the most sense. just my .02

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post #32 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 06:17 PM
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I see your point but my wife is a nice little Vietnamese girl who gets a chill if the wind blows the wrong way, getting into a warm car with a warm seat is a nice little luxury after a 13 hour shift on her way home to a 45 minute drive. Necessity NO...but a welcome convenience you bet. I sure as **** don't need it, I never warm up my truck. Wear and tear, waste full...let me make that choice on a cost benefit analysis.

Also at the risk of being controversial, if the planet can not handle an extra 15 minutes to warm a car once in a while then so be it. I'm tired from being scolded for living, I certainly won't be made to feel guilty about it.

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post #33 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 01:00 PM
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Technology is at a point where things are "hacked" due to human error. For example, when the mainstream started using wireless 802.11, they put a secret "key" or "password" in called a WEP key. The lack of security is due to a failure on the tech side. Anybody with a smartphone, an app, and 25 sec. to spare can hack a WEP key. The same is not true of WPA2, which believe it or not, not everyone uses. Verizon isn't going to set that up for you, because they want the tech in and out of your house, not wasting time with security.

For all intents and purposes, it would be more practical to try to use everyday phrases like "password" or "1234" etc. to break WPA2, i.e., when people choose a password that's an ordinary word. A smartphone app could run through all the common phrases in no time. So if they log-in to your WPA2 protected network, it isn't the fault of the technology, it's the weak password.

If you like On Star, remote start, unlock etc., just use it. imho they are all unneeded and a waste of fuel to boot. Why would GM have that feature, oh, because idling at 0 mpg doesn't affect their CAFE.
I'll agree with the WEP Key vs WPA2 (and decent passphrase.)

That said, anyone who lives in the Deep South knows how hot it gets in these cars even when the best sunshade is used during the summers. Remote starting to let it run a couple minutes while you'r walking out to it isn't going to be a significant fuel consumer.

For those in the North who don't have garages (or who's wife's car owns the garage) would like to defrost the windows in the winter, after all it's kind of hard to drive away safely with an icy windshield.

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post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 02:03 PM
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That is a good point about winter remote starting benefits. The heated washer fluid option is even better at very quickly melting ice from the windshield.

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post #35 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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I use my app all the time and I love it. It makes my American car nice and toasty on a cold day. Now I need to get the cattle guard mounted so I don't have to slow down for Bambi and just where can I mount my rifle rack to keep my AR 15 handy.





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I see your point, but it's still harmful to the environment, additional wear and tear on the vehicle, and wasteful. NYS had idle laws in the 80's, and here it is nearly 2013. That would also imply that nobody would drive a European vehicle at the hospital, since they do not offer remote start, but that's not likely to be the case....my 1998 Japanese vehicle is chilly upon start up, and it's about 2 miles down the road where the heat is available. In my 2007 European vehicle, heat becomes available by the time I reach the end of the driveway. And I don't live at Southfork. Heat is also available when the motor is shut off. I've never tried it beyond 30 min., but it seemed to be good at 30 min.

imho Europeans absolutely care about the environment, and they design vehicles as such...sometimes we Americans only care about regulations, not what makes the most sense. just my .02

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post #36 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 11:13 PM
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We bought luxury vehicles for a reason.

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I use my app all the time and I love it. It makes my American car nice and toasty on a cold day. Now I need to get the cattle guard mounted so I don't have to slow down for Bambi and just where can I mount my rifle rack to keep my AR 15 handy.
Cattle Guards = Compensating and doesn't = protection from deer. But I wonder if an AR15 would fit in the rear cubby area

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post #38 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 08:25 PM
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Make sure you tell PETA about those deer you take....

You know the "People for Eating Tasty Animals"

I would hate for the deer to go to waste.


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post #39 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 09:13 PM
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Would never go to waste. Just having a little fun with folks that worry about running the car to long and wasting our resources. He would hate to see what I pull the Enclave with when we go on vacation. Although I can pull the E and still get 10 mpg not bad for a 40" DP.

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post #40 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 07:19 AM
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I need a little advice or even help with ideas. I`m a student at technical college and i have to work with project. Honestly I won`t do it myself. I know a team which will do my assignment and they always provide me with excellence in every homework task. So what application will be usefull for drivers and etc?
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