Re: Brake lights in B mode
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:18 am
maybe a 'regen light' like the F1 Cars do during racing? They flash when the car is harvesting energy to warn the car behind to allow close racing.
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EXACTLY. Leaf does not have Brake Force Display (which by my standards should be mandatory for now). This means if vehicle is trying to stop sharply brake lights will blink rapidly. And if vehicle stops after this incident, hazards will activate for some time.IssacZachary wrote: Personally I wouldn't want B mode to activate the brake lights. When I go over a mountain pass and am motor braking down the other side I would want my brake lights to turn on when a dear or moose jumps out in front of me not the whole way down the mountain.
Mmm... An automated braking level light system. Sounds like a good idea.arnis wrote:EXACTLY. Leaf does not have Brake Force Display (which by my standards should be mandatory for now). This means if vehicle is trying to stop sharply brake lights will blink rapidly. And if vehicle stops after this incident, hazards will activate for some time.
Due to that I would not like one-level braking lights to be always engaged. And as soon as I brake heavily due to whatever reason rear person will not notice that.
As far as I have experience in my lifetime, ICE cars drivers (with automatic gearbox) who keep their foot on brake pedal (and don't even decelerate noticeable for more than few seconds) and then push pedal heavily and slow down fast are the hardest for me to notice.
It isn't, but that can be unsafe too. The main question in this thread is regarding whether it is safe or could be made safer.LeftieBiker wrote:How is it different from driving a standard shift car in one of the low gears, and taking your foot off the gas...?
+1 -- love this feature on my e-Golf as well; tells tailgaters to back off; apparently BMW's i3 does as well (see link below); I did my own unscientific test by driving on a dark road at night and seeing where the threshold is (easy to see 3rd brake light illuminating in the back hatch window)RonDawg wrote:FWIW the VW eGolf's brake lights do come on if the needle on the power/regen gauge reaches the first white mark on the regen side. I don't know of other plug-in cars do that.