CNET Roadside Assistance 48: Don't get me started on start-stop tech (podcast)

When does auto start-stop tech work and when doesn't it? What's the best thrifty, techy SUV? And what are the pros and cons of adding power via ECU tuning? We answer all of these questions and a few more on this week's episode.

We've seen a lot of start-stop tech showing up hand in hand with turbocharging, direct injection, and partial electrification. What's its role in the foursome and when is it poorly implemented?

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

 

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