2019 Honda Insight EX
I decelerate with the left paddle on the steering wheel? I don't want to get rear ended at night from the driver behind me not realizing that I'm sort of slowing down.
This is the main reason why I ask. I have been driving near the speed limit on city streets and have people following really close behind me. Now that I know the brake lights don't come on with the paddle re-gen braking... I will pay more close attention to my rear view mirrors when I do use them.Brake lights are only triggered via the switch connected to the brake pedal.
I, too, use the high-regen for initial braking. Only once did someone honk at me. They were tailgating me (didn't know they were there), so I'm not surprised. The same thing likely would've happened if I only took my foot off the gas. Other than that, I've had no issues. The regen effect isn't so significant that others would likely notice. We do because we're experiencing it. I suspect, if it was, there'd be some mandate to light up the brake lights ('cause gub-ment)
I don't think the third brake light 'flutters' as a standard. My dealer added 'pulse' braking feature cars they sell, which adds that 'flutter' effect at the third brake light.Just curious. Does the center brake light flutter on the Insight when braking? I've not been behind mine when braking, nor have I followed another Insight so I just thought I'd ask.
Do you think the brake lights came on because the car added friction braking in the scenario, rather than being triggered by regen itself?I've only seen the brake lights come on once with paddles, on a tighter radius off ramp, max regeneration set. It seems like there is a point where the lights do come on, unfortunately it doesn't seem that just max regeneration with the paddles is enough to do it.
I need further testing to confirm. It was definitely a turn that would be too tight to allow mode change. Realistically I just need a good set of schematics, but since I don't have those, testing is the only way I can try and confirm.Do you think the brake lights came on because the car added friction braking in the scenario, rather than being triggered by regen itself?