The intent of Fog Lights were not designed so you can see better, it was intended so others can see you better in Inclement Weather.................................
Are you kidding me? Any light thrown up on fog is going to blind you at night. Fog lights were for day time Fog. Aircraft have them too but we don't call them fog lights, we call them RECOG lights, short for Recognition Light so you can see them. I only use my Fog Lights in the day, not at night. I get pissed when someone comes at me at night with their fogs on and more so with pickup drivers with super bright fog lights on........................................Really, can you show me where it states that. I would totally agree with rear fog lights like found on the Saab, but I've never heard this before for front fog lights.
I thought it was always a low on the road projection to stop the reflection from the fog.
A lot of the RECOGs are up on the Vertical Stab and/ or close to the Wing Tips. As for a Auto, Day time only and in the Fog. I tried using Fog lights in Fog, in the dark, no joy, I turn them off but with that said, Fogs in the day in Fog, gets my attention a little quicker from cars coming at me..................The lower the light, the less reflection on the fog. Those airplane fog lights are not on the fuselage are they? They are on the wheels I think. They might well serve more as a recognition for others than for visibility, but on cars, they don't appear to do anything of value, and are just as likely to do harm (constricting pupils). Good perhaps in the Model T days with bad roads limiting speed.
No foul no harm. I like Fog Lights too. I have them on all my Cars since 2004........................Not sure why we are comparing to airplanes.
But I can say I am very pleased with the fog lights on the Niro. They help tremendously in fog, heavy rain and snow. The are a low flat beam the really lights up the road in bad conditions. I am happy to have them.