Start/stop push button which allows the car to be started without a key is a common convenience feature in most common cars nowadays. However, what will happen if this button is pushed when the car is moving. Read on to discover.
Most cars these days are equipped with a start/stop button, also known as keyless ignition, which allows the vehicles to be started only with a button pressing and without the use of a key. Some years ago, this feature is strictly limited to premium vehicles; however now, it has been a common feature in even reasonably-priced cars. Despite its great convenience, have you ever wondered what would occur if this button is pressed in a moving car? The below video, which has been published on it's me BISHNOI Youtube channel, shows different circumstances under which this button is pushed in a running car.
Before going to details, we would like to warn you against copying this. It can cause damage to your car and even tragedies if done improperly. The purpose of this article is to warn you instead of encouraging any actions like this. Now, let’s have a look at the video and see what will occur if the start-stop push button is pressed in a moving Toyota Innova Crysta.
The test of pressing the start/stop push button in a moving Toyota Innova Crysta is implemented in two phases
As can be seen in the video, the first phase of the test is implemented when the vehicle is running at a speed of about 10 -12 kmph. When the button is pushed, nothing transpires except for the MID showing the warning: “Push and hold the button for an emergency stop” and three alert beeps. In fact, this is a manual override system equipped in the car to help the engine avoid being shut down immediately if you accidentally push the button. In the case that the driver wishes the vehicle to stop, he/she has to press and then hold this button for around 3 seconds, which will cause the engine to stop working.
In the next stage, the test is implemented while the car is being driven at around 60 kmph. When the button is pushed, what happens is the same as the previous test with MID showing the warning which requests that the driver push and then hold the vehicle for a few seconds to stop the engine. After that, the car comes into another run. When the vehicle is running at a speed of about 80 kmph, the button is pressed again, which causes the engine to stop operating when the car is still running. Furthermore, the brakes become less responsive and the steering also gets tight.
All today cars are packed with hydraulic or electric power steering which can become tight when the motor is stopped. The brakes in present cars are also engine powered and can get less efficient if the engine is shut down. So the driver needs to take utmost caution when stopping the motor of a moving vehicle. After the motor is killed, you can hear a long peep sound and a message appearing on the MID: “Shift to neutral to restart the engine”. This means that you need to do shift to neutral driving mode if you want to make the motor as well as the car to consume their normal behaviour.
Although the start/stop push button system's way of operation can vary across different cars, the basic function is the same
The start/stop push button system's way of operation can vary, depending on the models. AT and MT cars also have different keyless ignition switch system. Nevertheless, all of them have the same basic functioning and the system which prevents the engine from being shut down upon only one touch is also available in almost all modern cars.