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Hold Assist

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by ddscot, Nov 30, 2013.

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    Something me and the fleet manager at work were discussing during the week when I gave him a lift somewhere, just what does it do since we have worked out that my car doesn't have the additional button just the standard e-brake as far as we know but when on an incline if you brake to a stop and let go it definitely holds you on the brakes for a couple of seconds anyway? am I missing something, why is it worth the extra cash for the feature.
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    [Nov 30, 2013]
    Billions of threads on this, but basically all the cars have the hill hold function, hold assist will hold indefinitely whether on a hill or not.
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    Still don't get it, so the same as putting the brake on with a different button?
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    Simply. With hold assist as you call it ... You turn it on once . Touch the brake it holds .. Drive away stop again it holds etc etc ... No need to hold on clutch or brake or use handbrake. Worth every penny.
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    Get it now, relatively new owner and forum user, should know to search first from being on previous ones though.

    So a better description might be "auto handbrake apply" i'm disappointed I Haven't got one now actually it's amazing how lazy I've got with the auto lights and wipers anyway so might as well have gone the whole hog.
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    I don't think it is the full handbrake but not sure how it works!
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    No, it just holds the footbrake on. But if you turn of the ignition, take off the driver's seatbelt or open the door, it puts the handbrake on instead.
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    How does it work with the clutch? Had never really thought of this until PilotAudi's comment above. I'm assuming you need to be in neutral to be able to take your foot off the clutch when stopped. Is that correct, I could I leave the gear shifter in first and be able to take my feet off both the clutch and brake?

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    As far as I recall it just holds until you pull away .
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    This is really quiet simple .....once it has been turned on by pressing the little button in the centre console it will do all the things a manual handbrake would do but automatically (except a handbrake turn) once you have engaged it by applying some pressure on the brake pedal........that is it will hold until you pull off
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    It has nothing to do with the clutch, it ignores what is happening with it.
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    Apart from once the car hits the biting point on the clutch it releases the break. It's worth every penny. Turned HA on once and never touched hand break or HA since.
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    That's interesting as the system on my car doesn't use the clutch at all, it senses when the car is beginning to move then releases the hold on the rear brakes instantaneously. I can't see how it would work with the clutch biting point as that varies from car to car...
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    Yeh, and the biting point changes depending on gradient etc as well. It's just done on when the car is trying to move forward. Anyway, the original comment was asking about how it works with the clutch when activating rather than releasing.
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