Real-world traffic situations in which a Front Brake Light on a vehicle would assist communication between road users. NB: The illustrations depict driving on the right but the comments are equally applicable to countries where driving is on the left.
– As driving becomes more highly automated and the driver becomes less involved in the actual task of driving, it will be necessary to provide new communication signals to replace those (such as facial expressions, hand signals and the like) currently used by drivers to inform other road users of their intentions.
– Also, as the proportion of electric and hybrid-powered vehicles increases, it will become more difficult for road users both to hear motor vehicles and also to detect any change in their speed.
– In both of the above instances, a Front Brake Light could make an important contribution to traffic safety.