All automatic cars have to be held on the brakes at junctions and traffic lights, so if a driver is going to get annoyed about it, they will find no peace in this ever-increasing world of automated vehicles! It's a similar thing with hills; as a young man I could never understand why so many people used to ride the brakes down inclines. Then I bought my first automatic Merc and all became clear. That said, the GLA has an automated engine-braking function (it changes down a few gears on inclines) which is impressively coolSeabri said:Using the HOLD function does leave the brake lights on which is distracting for the drivers behind if you are stationary at the lights for some time.
Not good for automatic gearboxes.Seabri said:If you do push the gear lever into Park the brake lights do go off and the car will be held on a steep slope. It does take a second or so longer to put back into Drive (with the foorbrake brake on) when the lights change but does stop the christmas tree of red lights annoying the driver behind especially in the wet.