Reply to post: Re: Start Button

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

Mike 16 Silver badge

Re: Start Button

My personal recollection of a "button to start" includes that the "button" was more like a small pedal, and that it not only closed a rather hefty set of contacts, but shoved the starter pinion into engagement with the flywheel.

Yes, I'm old, but the vehicle was a bit older than I was, when I first drove it. It had been made slightly before there were _any_ electronic stored program digital computers in the world.

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