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Hill Hold Feature (Implemented)

Now Implemented!


Pretty simple…perfect for EV controls: if I put the car in D it means do NOT go backward, even if I’m on a hill, strong wind or big fat guys are trying to push my car in a direction I do not want it to go!


Pretty common in other cars.


Available with version 5.9+ software.

Category: Tags: entered 13-Jan-2013


George Blankenship mentioned that they are working on it. It's in the same category as creep, which was added by software update after the first cars were already delivered. I wonder what takes them so long, but it is my understanding that this is a punch list/due bill item rather than a desired feature.
By Volkswagen the hill hold feature is realized by the parking breaks. You put the parking break in and if you step on the gas it's automatically released and you can drive away. I think that's possible through a simple software update, like the creep mode. I think the creep even does some sort of hill hold if the hill is not to steep.
I drive in San Francisco a lot and this feature would be highly desirable for me.
My Nissan Leaf, an EV that costs 1/3 of the Model S, does this perfectly.  But then again, it also has a heated steering wheel and guidelines on the backup camera. ;-)
Similarly,  if in Reverse don't roll forward (this happens when backing out of a steep driveway).
I wouldn't call this implemented. It works momentarily, but then quickly rolls downhill in both D and R.