When your vehicle is stopped on an incline like a hill, pulling away can some times be challenging particularly in heavy traffic or if you need to integrate into moving traffic quickly. Known as a hill start, getting the wrong balance when attempting to pull away can lead to the vehicle stalling which in itself can lead to an accident.
This is no longer an issue with Ford Hill Start Assist technology, which holds the vehicle in place for approximately two seconds whilst you coordinate engine power to move away safely. The system is able to detect that the vehicle has stopped on an incline and uses the vehicle's brakes in order to hold it in place once your own feet have come off the brakes.
With the brakes holding the vehicle on the hill for around 2 seconds, this gives you time to operate the other vehicle controls to get it moving again.
To find out more about Ford Hill Start Assist, contact Gates Ford today.