Shared Technologies : Engineering: Chassis

Hill Start Assist (All)

What’s the Benefit?

Drivers get a big boost of confidence when driving in hilly terrain with this feature.


The Feature:

Hill start assist helps prevent a vehicle stopped on a grade from rolling when the driver’s foot moves from brake to accelerator. 

  • Sensors inform the brake-system ECU when the vehicle is stopped on an uphill or downhill grade. 
  • The ECU maintains brake-line pressure for a brief moment while the driver’s foot moves from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.