DETROIT – Starting your car by remote control used to be a feature only the Tony Sopranos of the world wanted, but now the idea is beginning to take off. Special aftermarket installations have been available for decades for customers willing to put up with big, clunky transmitters. But if the feature is offered as a low-cost factory-installed option, auto makers think a lot of consumers will like the idea of starting their cars with their key fob. In fact, there’s even a new industry ...

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