Originally posted by MichaelM:
Originally Posted by WopOnTour
"On the other hand... I have recently pulled into my very own driveway, finished a cell phone conversation (radio etc. all off from the main knob, so center screen is darkish), and attempted to leave the Volt only to hear: ding, ding, ding... what the? Oops. Volt left on. But so darn quiet I forgot to turn it "off." Red face ensues, guilty as charged, Mr. Dinger. Darn dinger probably saved my 12V battery, too."
Unless you park in a very noisy place, that never ending CHIME CHIME CHIME is all it takes for the majority of people to stop and see why the car is chiming. For someone in a great hurry, a simple screen prompt won't be enough.
Modern cars unlock and lock themselves just by walking up to and away from them. Could automatic ignition be next?
This does make me wonder if there is a similar poll on the Nissan Leaf forum?
Also, I believe the Tesla Model S automatically powers on the car when you get in the driver's seat and powers off the car when you leave (someone can correct me if I'm wrong).
03/05/2011 - (5000) Vehicle has been delivered to dealer.
03/08/2011 - (6000) Vehicle has been delivered to customer.
2011 VIN #1515