Wonder if this would work here. We're all used to the regular solid lights and something flashing would probably throw many of us off gaurd...atleast till we got used to it.TUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz will make its brake lights flash as a way to improve driver awareness and reduce rear-ender accidents.
The European Union licensing authority recently approved this technology, and it will now enter production in the S-Class, the carmaker said. Mercedes said it would add the new brake technology to its CL-Class coupe in the near future.
Research by Mercedes-Benz engineers has shown that driver reaction times are shortened by up to 0.2 second if a flashing red warning signal is given instead of the conventional non-flashing brake light during emergency braking.
The studies carried out by the team at Mercedes found that at a speed of 50 mph this reduces the stopping distance by approximately 14.5 feet, and at 62.5 mph by around 18 feet.