Re: Struggling w/ New Tech
My 2018 Cadillac XT5 has it. It doesn't use the battery, it uses capacitors that charge when coasting. It starts so fast it is almost transparent. As for life of components, that is what a warranty is for on new cars. The XT5 does not have a disable/override feature, BUT, you can beat it if you want to. When you come to a stop, if you creep and stop and creep again it won't shut off, like it thinks you are in a traffic jam. Also if you use the paddles when you come to a stop and force it into 1st (which it will be anyway) it won't shut off. And if it is shut off while sitting at a light, if you lift slightly on the brake you can dictate when it re-starts.
The only time I really notice it anymore is when it shuts off, and restarts at random while sitting at a red light. Typically on A/C days.
1967 El Camino Malibu - Deepwater Blue
ZZ4 350, FiTech 600 complete!,Roadmaster tank, 700R4, Underdash A/C in progress, JGC Steering, 1990s truck serpentine.