Permanently turnoff auto stop/start feature?

Scientific studies are showing that the auto start/stop feature doesn’t reduce fuel consumption compared to the wear and tear it causes.

Engineers introduced this feature to make vehicles shut off 50% of the time during CAFE tests for fuel economy. I explored this in a paper during my time at Koch Industries.

Do you know of any devices that can permanently disable the auto start/stop feature?

  1. I recall hearing about a hood latch workaround, which seems like the least intrusive option.
  2. I’ve also come across a small device with dip switches and eight wires that can be installed.

Do you currently use any of these? If so, please share your experience with me.