dream sequence – part 62


I own a 2008 Toyota RAV4 that is decidedly old-school compared to my wife’s 2015 Jeep Renegade. When one of my tires is low on air, an amber light turns on next to the speedometer. It’s up to me to figure out which tire has the problem and to address it — or, as I more commonly do — ignore it until I’m tired of looking at the light.

The Renegade has a relatively sophisticated console that allows the driver to navigate between multiple screens, one of which shows air pressure for each individual tire. It sure beats trying to use a manual oil pressure gauge on a cold winter day, but I can’t help thinking that it might be more useful to keep my eyes on the road.

In my dream, a co-worker heard my grumbles of indignation and revealed the solution to my dilemma: a smart phone app that somehow measures the air pressure of a tire when held next to it. Never mind that this was utterly preposterous — it was a dream! Moving from the impossible to the ridiculous, the app also measured the gas tank level when held next to the gas cap. Not recommended while actually driving, when one can simply read the gas gauge.

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