SIGNALS, third brake light, and utility lighting

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I would like to see amber turn signals to the rear, maybe even a little tech in “scanning” turn signals that run in the direction of the turn. As of this posting I have not seen video of the vehicle with signals on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published reports that amber rear turn signals are safer than red signals. US manufacturers have consistently produced vehicles with red turn signals and I’m curious why Tesla has followed this practice? This company is clearly focused on safety.

Some truck owners will be adding auxiliary safety lights. I’m curious if these might be integrated into the vault gate light assembly. Specifically would like to see Red, Amber, White lights - (brake, turn, back up), with programmability for utility vehicles without having to add exterior assemblies and related drag. Make the lights integrated in the vault gate programable to achieve strobe effects or directional scanning.

If a third brake light is added, it might also be multifunctional full width across the cab, illuminates center 1/3rd during deceleration/regeneration but full width illumination during braking, programable for other uses.

Similarly, on the front over the cab light, it would be useful to some truck users to have this “off road” light programmable for sequencing flash patterns.

 

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There will have to be a third brake light. Current federal DOT regs require a third brake light on every vehicle manufactured since 1993.

I like where your head’s at with the lights. ??
 

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I would like to see amber turn signals to the rear, maybe even a little tech in “scanning” turn signals that run in the direction of the turn. As of this posting I have not seen video of the vehicle with signals on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published reports that amber rear turn signals are safer than red signals. US manufacturers have consistently produced vehicles with red turn signals and I’m curious why Tesla has followed this practice? This company is clearly focused on safety.

Some truck owners will be adding auxiliary safety lights. I’m curious if these might be integrated into the vault gate light assembly. Specifically would like to see Red, Amber, White lights - (brake, turn, back up), with programmability for utility vehicles without having to add exterior assemblies and related drag. Make the lights integrated in the vault gate programable to achieve strobe effects or directional scanning.

If a third brake light is added, it might also be multifunctional full width across the cab, illuminates center 1/3rd during deceleration/regeneration but full width illumination during braking, programable for other uses.

Similarly, on the front over the cab light, it would be useful to some truck users to have this “off road” light programmable for sequencing flash patterns.
Ditto on the amber turn signals. I've had them on my Honda Accord and wish everyone did, they really stand out. Let's send Elon a tweet and ask.
 

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I would like to see amber turn signals to the rear, maybe even a little tech in “scanning” turn signals that run in the direction of the turn. As of this posting I have not seen video of the vehicle with signals on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published reports that amber rear turn signals are safer than red signals. US manufacturers have consistently produced vehicles with red turn signals and I’m curious why Tesla has followed this practice? This company is clearly focused on safety.

Some truck owners will be adding auxiliary safety lights. I’m curious if these might be integrated into the vault gate light assembly. Specifically would like to see Red, Amber, White lights - (brake, turn, back up), with programmability for utility vehicles without having to add exterior assemblies and related drag. Make the lights integrated in the vault gate programable to achieve strobe effects or directional scanning.

If a third brake light is added, it might also be multifunctional full width across the cab, illuminates center 1/3rd during deceleration/regeneration but full width illumination during braking, programable for other uses.

Similarly, on the front over the cab light, it would be useful to some truck users to have this “off road” light programmable for sequencing flash patterns.
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Anyone notice the main headlight in the photos from Leno’s garage shoot? The middle section is not on, only the corners similar to a conventional vehicle - with fog lights on. Curious when the middle comes on - is the full length LED a DRL that comes on in auto mode? Middle section is off in headlight mode unless off road light is on then all lights come on?
 
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I wouldn't mind if the middle section only came on when you had off-road lights on, looks good with the gap in the middle in my opinion.
 
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I recently watched the CyberShow from a different angle, this was recorded from the left side of the viewing area and captured CLEARANCE LIGHTS above the cab. I have not seen these in any night time photos. The test drives that night showed many forward views but most had the off-road driving light illuminated. Curious if the clearance marker lights might function from the off-road driving light or are they completely separate.
 

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I recently watched the CyberShow from a different angle, this was recorded from the left side of the viewing area and captured CLEARANCE LIGHTS above the cab. I have not seen these in any night time photos. The test drives that night showed many forward views but most had the off-road driving light illuminated. Curious if the clearance marker lights might function from the off-road driving light or are they completely separate.

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...in Australia cars must have amber rear lights...
...I remember being confused upon learning US cars do not...
...it seems genuinely insane to me...
...but then so do imperial measurements...
 
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Over cab clearance lights are separate from off road laser lights
Zoom in to the top of the windshield where you can see both.
 
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EU cars don't have amber rear markers, either.

I prefer amber turn signals, but honestly, I don't think it matters as much as the center/upper rear brake lamp.

-Crissa
In Europe Teslas have amber turn signals. Some American cars used to get special permission to have red turn signals but these days they are either converted by the importer or delivered with amber.

My model 3 also has one white reverse light because cars also must have a red rear fog light (which takes that position on the other side on the Model 3 at least).

 

 
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