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A red light or one of a pair mounted on the rear end of a vehicle. Also called tail lamp.
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a light, usu. red, at the rear of an automobile, train, etc.
Also called tail′ lamp`.
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Noun1.taillight - lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicletaillight - lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle
electrical system - equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
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During the daytime, solar illumination is adequate, and thus the color information of the vehicle's parts can be utilized to detect the vehicle license plate and taillights. In the daytime, the detection of the vehicle's license plate and taillight can be realized by using background subtraction and a Markov random field (MRF) along with the spatial geometry relation between the corresponding components.
The tail piece too has been redesigned, so has the taillight.
The project partners have demonstrated how the software works, using the example of a fender with an integrated taillight.
Oh, wait, you notice that the taillight is broken, and he has "no idea how that happened." Time to head off to the body shop?
The vehicle, described as a reddish-brown, 1980s-style sedan with a broken left taillight, went out of control and spun around before speeding away westbound, deputies said.
It includes a handlebar guard, a quick time-out key, reflective trim, a comfort mat, a handlebar bag, a cargo system, and an LED taillight. The transport travels at a top speed of 12.5 miles per hour and carries up to 260 pounds.
The rear has been modified, as well, with the bumper molding going up to the new taillight clusters in a manner similar to that used on the Saab 9-3.
Toyota noted that exterior enhancements on the new Prius include restyled headlights and taillight clusters, a new front lip spoiler and an updated front grille.
Next, I added a solar unit, with a car taillight wired in.
For the first time, witnesses were able to give information about licence plates on vehicles seen near the scene on Monday, including a light-coloured Chevrolet Astro van with a burnedout rear taillight.