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Old 11-06-2012, 07:05 PM
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If you have to stop on a hill, when it is turned on, it sort of holds the vehicle in position for you to move your foot off of the brake & over to the gas pedal

that is the simplified explanation

In a vehicle equipped with hill-hold, a pitch sensor detects the tilt of the body when the car is stopped on a slope and sends a signal to the vehicle's brake hardware to keep the wheels clamped for a few seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal.

If the driveway to your home or parking garage is sloped, you understand how helpful this feature can be, especially on a rainy day or in slow traffic on long inclines, or when the person behind you inches too close in traffic. Hill-hold control just makes moving away after being stopped on a hill a total no-brainer.
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