DETROIT – The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. is high on start/stop technology, but doesn’t share Ford Motor Co.’s enthusiasm about its potential impact on fuel consumption. Ford recently announced it would be adding stop/start technology, which shuts down the engine at stops and quickly restarts it when the accelerator is depressed, to all of its North American vehicles equipped with its direct-injected turbocharged EcoBoost engines. The auto maker says its patented new Auto ...

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