the Insight brake hold needs to be re-activated each time you drive the car. I thought this was an odd thing as the car is mostly electric motor driven car (electric cars can have them on all the time by default). the car doesn't have to creep like a conventional torque converter transmission. Why not have it engaged by default if you the driver chooses to do so? Then last month, I drove a Japanese 2020 Rav 4 (right hand drive). It had an anemic 2.0 liter normally aspirated engine, but it surprisingly had a brake hold. However, that car too has it off by default and you need to re-engage it each time you start the car. My question... why? is it way the car's sub-systems are setup? some sub-module that is brake hold off by default until the car main ecu tells it otherwise? Is there a technical reason it needs to be re-engaged each time if I want brake hold? Can't it be set for brake hold on by default? or this just to emulate automatic transmission setup to avoid some lawsuit when some driver does something stupid? CVTs are drive by wire anyways these days... I don't see any reason why brake hold couldn't be on the minute you start the car?