Who in the winter had to scratch a thick layer of ice from the cold windshield because he had no Stationary heating system or even the simple one Eisschutzfolie forgot again, has certainly already left the engine running while scraping the ice - to use the heat, to thaw the ice on the windows and to bring the interior to a comfortable temperature. So what could be more natural to start the engine remotely and then simply get into the warm car?
Remote start - useful and allowed?
In principle, a remote engine start-up system is a sensible thing; the most important application is likely to be the controlled warming up of the vehicle before the journey. In the US, many vehicles (mostly pick-ups or trucks) already equipped ex works with a radio remote control, which allows such a preheating of the stationary car, without the driver has to go outside in winter to start the engine. In the context of the German StVO one moves however probably rather in a gray area. Here is namely (in simple terms) stipulates that the engine may only run when one actually intends to drive. So if the police find a lonely car with the engine running in a snowy driveway without a driver nearby, at least in Germany this will raise questions and if you are unlucky it will cost you something ...
Remote start car for the car - alternatives?
Due to the German legal situation with a probable gray area, therefore, the installation is not explicitly recommended. Probably, however, this function does not have to be explicitly deactivated in Germany for a US vehicle. An alternative to warming up is the retrofitting of a Stationary heating systemto bring the vehicle in winter to pleasant temperatures. Although this can put a heavy strain on the battery of the car, especially in the short-haul area, it is legal and a sensible retrofit, because it allows fast de-icing and warming up. It should also be remembered that the cold start with then idling engine just in the case of diesel is one of the worst things that you can do to a motor. It comes then for various technical reasons to a significantly higher wear of the engine, the comfort of a gutted disc and a warm interior can hardly outweigh.
There are hardly any good arguments
A small engine is also idle only very slowly to temperature. In addition, the exhaust gas purification in the idle speed is usually extremely ineffective, so that in times of particulate matter pollution (especially in German cities!) the environmental aspect should be considered additionally. At the end... There are better alternatives for warming up the car with the engine started remotely, especially as it is not legally permitted and the engine wear is unnecessarily high. It is then rather recommended to install or retrofit a heater, which can also be easily controlled by remote control, timer or app on your smartphone. We hope that you the info report on the topic / term Remote start function (further names / keywords: Remote Start Auto, Motor Starline Push Button, Remote Starter, Motor Remote Start System, Remote Start, EasyStart Remote) has dropped out of the Autotuning area. Our goal is to have the largest German-speaking tuning lexicon (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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