The dashboard on my car has a lot of indicators. Most of them, I don’t see very often, because they only light to inform me that something is wrong. There’s the dreaded “Check Engine” indicator, the one that tells me that the passenger airbag is disabled, and one to remind me that the parking brake is on. The tire pressure light was a useful addition that I hadn’t had until I acquired my Cube.
If my car can tell me when I need to add air to my tires, I would think it would be easy enough for it to know when one of my head lights, tail lights, brake lights, or blinkers is dead. Okay, it’s fairly easy to notice when a headlight is out, and the blinker speeds up if one of those bulbs is out. The tail and brake lights, however, are tricky. It usually takes somebody else letting you know one is out, like a cop pulling you over.
A tail light indicator would be a very useful feature and seems obvious. Perhaps there is a car that sports such a thing, but I’ve never heard of one.