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Nissan, Toyota Latest to Add Push-Button Starters

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James Bond has contributed a lot to our cultural lexicon, but our favorite Bond gadgets were always car-related. A pen that shoots a laser is OK, we guess, but a Porsche Cayenne Turbo with actual flame-powered turbo boosters? That’s the essence of cool.

As cars go high-tech, car owners will get to feel increasingly like super spies. One immediate improvement: push-button starters with keycard activation. Turnkey starters are fine, but the feeling that comes from hearing a car rev up at the push of a button is something turnkeys just can’t replicate. Now that Nissan and Toyota are putting push-button starters in their most mass-market vehicles, it seems it’s only a matter of time before these high-end starters come standard in almost every vehicle on the market. Even at the risk of more faulty-electronics-related trips to the dealer, that sounds good to us.

Push-button starts to alter the interior landscape? (Autoblog)

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