I've heard this argument before, but I've heard from people in England that it is considered really bad form to sit at a stop or light with your foot on the brakes...they're taught to use the parking brake. The high intensity glare from the parking brakes is distracting to people behind you. IMHO, people just need to actually take driving as their first task, not talking on the phone, sending text messages, or doing their makeup, for example.i3Houston wrote:I would also suggest that Brake lights stay ON if the car has come to stop without using brake pedal.
This is a huge problem that i3 creates for other drivers at traffic lights, its a chore to press the brake pedal after coming to complete stop(regen) to ensure that others can see i3.
Just a few minutes ago, almost got hit by a guy that just ran a stop sign at speed without slowing...luckily, I was able to slow to let him pass, but that could have been deadly. A second either way, and we both could have been toast where I hit him, or he hit me.
My goal with this is to alert the driver that the brakes are actually lit, but more specifically, to alert those people that drive with two feet and don't realize that they're not hovering over the brake, but resting on it preventing everyone behind from knowing what they're actually doing!
I don't know if the i3 does it, but my other BMW will pop up the car diagram to show you where a light is not working, but does nothing if they are all functioning as intended. I expect that the i3 can sense and display that, but haven't experienced it.