Reply to post: Re: Touch screens

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

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Re: Touch screens

It originally required a key on the dashboard to energize the cars electrical system.

When the key was turned off the battery was air-gap-disconnected from the rest of the cars electrical system.

It was a later, but not by very many years innovation to have the key fitted with a secondary position to activate a starter solenoid instead of just mashing a foot down on a heavy duty/high current switch.

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