Apparently, I misunderstood the press release from General Motors about remote starters becoming standard equipment on 2014 vehicles.
The headline on the press release read, and I quote - well, I can do better than quote, I can cut-and-paste:
GM to Make Door Unlock, Remote Start Standard
You wouldn't think those words left much room for misunderstanding.
And yes, I did read the entire release!
But it turns out remote start will not necessarily be standard.
What will become standard for vehicles that DO have remote start is an app called RemoteLink, which will allow you to operate door locks, lights, horn and that disgraceful remote start function from your smart phone.
Also, it will continue to be operative even if the customer does not choose to renew his subscription to OnStar.
The press release also states, "Remote start is the most popular remote service by current users of the RemoteLink Mobile App."
Which is the saddest news I've heard today, and is the reason for the title of this blog post.
The fact that GM is making it even easier for wusses to use remote start is almost as bad as making it standard.
Because nothing changes the fact that remote starters are an offence against nature, and should be banned.