You may remember that, before I ordered my new 8V, I was concerned that when you stop with the Hold Assist switched on, the brake-lights stay on. When I was taught to drive many years ago I was always told this was bad manners as it leaves your bright brake-lights shining in the face of the driver behind. To achieve this in 8P I needed to stop, to apply the handbrake and put the s-tronic in Park otherwise the engine would start if I took my foot of the brake pedal to switch off the brake-lights. To move away I had to put my foot on the brake pedal, move the lever from Park to Drive, release the handbrake and the press the accelerator pedal and then the lever back to the 'tiptronic' side which I use most of the time. Today I stopped at a level crossing and I know with this particular crossing I'm going to be stopped for some time. So when I stopped my engine cut-out with the start/stop system but with the 8V and Hold Assist I now longer have to keep my foot on the brake (mine is s-tronic) but it does mean my brake lights stay on all the time I'm stopped. So I just clicked the parking brake and this took over holding the car, the engine remained stopped and my brake lights went out. The gearbox lever remained in the 'tiptronic' position. When the barriers went up I just pressed the accelerator pedal and I was away. Very simple process and with no brake-lights staying on when I'm stopped.