Survey: Younger drivers can identify emojis, not car dashboard alert
Younger drivers can identify emojis, but a common car dashboard alert throws them, according to a new survey.
Millennials and Gen Zers are 1.5 times more likely to identify popular emojis correctly than the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning symbol, according to the survey commissioned by Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires.
Actually many drivers couldn’t identify the symbol. The survey found 49 percent of young driver and 39 percent of overall drivers were unable to recognize the TPMS warning symbol, which alerts drivers that one or more tires are under-inflated. The TPMS alert is standard on all 2008 and newer car, truck and SUV models.
The survey talked to over 1,000 people in October, they were over 18 years old and possessed a driver’s license.
Goodyear says that possible causes for the TPMS light include a tire puncture, a leaking tire and fluctuating temperatures.
Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, [email protected] or via Twitter @frnkstar.