One of the newest features in vehicles these days is the electronic parking brake. An electronic parking brake allows drivers to operate their vehicles safely, especially when they are parking on steep inclines. The brake is attached to the computer in your vehicle, and automatically released when the vehicle is shifted into drive and the vehicle accelerates. This helps drivers who have a forgetful mind make sure they do not drive the vehicle while the emergency brake is still locked in place. The electronic parking brake will also alert drivers when their brake pads are worn down, letting you know when to replace them.