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What is Hill Start Assist?


When driving with a manual gearbox, pulling away from a stationary position can be tricky, especially if you’re on a hill with a big incline. If you get the wrong balance of revs and clutch, your vehicle could end up rolling backwards or stalling, and this is potentially very dangerous.

Ford Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when doing a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, allowing you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. Once you apply pressure to the accelerator pedal, the brakes will disengage automatically.

 

How does it work?


Ford Hill Start Assist works by using built in sensors that work in conjunction with on-board computer systems that can detect when your vehicle has stopped on an incline. The technology will automatically apply the brakes and will also hold the car in place when in reverse gear, so the system will be able to assist you with your hill start no matter the situation you are in. It's also useful when you're stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.
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