Start-stop myths

Myth: Start-stop discharges the battery so much that at some point the vehicle can no longer start. Fact: All vehicles with start-stop function have a battery sensor and an energy management system which are matched to the architecture of the vehicle and the battery. The battery sensor continuously monitors the state of charge of the battery and […]

Deactivating start-stop

Start-stop systems as we now know them, have had an eventful history. More than 40 years ago, Toyota developers presented an electronic system to automatically stop the engine when the vehicle stopped. At the beginning of the 1980’s Volkswagen made initial attempts in this direction – in those days with a button to switch off the […]