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PUSH THE BUTTON ...

PUSH THE BUTTON ...

LS600h L allows the driver to start and stop the vehicle's engine (and its motors) by pushing the "power" button on the right side of the instrument panel. It's a nice touch, maybe a bit corny and maybe even unnecessary given modern technology (what's wrong with using face-recognition tech or finger-, palm- or hand-prints to control the car's powerplant?). Some car company is going to do it, and soon, and the first one that has such an available high-tech feature is going to get more than their share of free editorial in the world's automotive media outlets, from the Web to old-fashioned (printed) magazines.

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