Re: Why do cars need electric parking brakes?
I'm away from the lights ages before the cars with electric handbrakes
If you have your handbrake on at the lights then you are doing something very, very wrong. Yes, I know some driving schools teach this, but they are the same schools that appear to teach people to stop 5m back from the white line..
Current car is a Toyota C-HR Hybrid (so uses the CVS gearbox) which does have an electric handbrake that cuts in automatically - when you put the gearbox into park. It's actually a pretty nice car to drive - especially as the hybrid batteries mean that the CoG is pretty low so it corners really, really well..
(Any fool can drive fast in a straight line - but to drive fast round corners requires someone with a clue. Especially on a motorbike)