MemberAugust 30, 2021 at 8:21 am
A proximity alarm. The Aptera will catch attention. Given this reality, an alarm system that plays a recorded message under various circumstance or touch saying. “Please be respectful. Please standback This is an all electric 1000 mile range Aptera. Information on me is available at aptera.us with plenty of video, information & close up pictures there.”
Turn the Aptera logo to a QRcode (or provide one below) that can also take them to an opening Aptera video, then info. & website.
Abbreviate or change but you get the idea. Why not the verbal recording first then an extreme intense screech after. Remote message to your phone or app with camera(s) providing a feed upon each warning/commercial.????
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 2:01 am
I can see this as a promotional tool used on the Aptera Tour of Events. lol It could do the work for them while they were at lunch or taking a break.
The QR code could also give them your referral code to help you get that free car.
“Save $30 by scanning this code”
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 12:52 pm
just a removable sticker would be enough, what would trigger the audio? would it play every time a sensor feels something move? it would be rather annoying for anyone staying around it
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 2:24 am
Exactly. It’s flexible & innovative that way to me.
Side Note: Vehicle needs some down lit Green LED in the wheel wells and the Aptera will look like it’s floating/flying.
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 3:49 am
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 12:49 pm
old forum had thread about interior that included idea of phone app instead of infotainment screen, and aftermarket connection to HUD or aftermarket screen as dashboard for essential stuff specific to car. this would be cheaper than expensive standard big built in screens. there was also idea of mic attachment to phone for practical voice commands programmability b/c some phones dont have advanced mics to make such thing practical with highway wind noise, speaker noise etc. such thing could also be ones earphone and built in microphone. all multipurpose aftermarket solutions instead of built in stuff youd only use while in car, it just needs easy compatibility. there are also bone ear buds with built in mic if thats something you want.
the app compensates for a presumably small phone screen size by separating groups of configuration into pages that can be swiped through like how one can swipe top of screen downward for playing audio, flashlight etc on i phone (unlike scrolling down a website on a laptop, the swipe scrolls to desired position on page without user having to be precise with the touchscreen scroller by having each page as specific position instead of user scrolling in between pages) . basic configuration like AC/heater audio/radio pause/play/track/volume exists in these pages so its easily done while driving, while complex tasks like setting up seat memory, audio playlist memory, etc can be done in a folder page to force user to do such tasks while car parked somewhere or when stuck in traffic, instead of trying to do all that while driving.
with apple glasses type thing, there would theoretically be no need for a screen in car another at laptop another as a TV etc, when display is virtualized on top of ones vision
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 4:22 am
Echo Auto- Hands-free Alexa – in your car with your phone. Simple standard include IMHO:
Better yet if my projector idea below chosen. (Also has Alexa built in).
Finally, assuming we can attach devices like Chromecast, Roku, Apple, Firestick or Android streaming devices to run off center screen when parked for camping.
Does a 12v beverage cooler built in between (ie behind) the seat backs a good idea? I see there is a flap that is to come into place to fill void between deck and folded seat back. This cooler would fit between that (the two seats) and that helping to fill in that area (support) and void fully.
Finally, would be cool & easy for small LED projector to be an option so as to be able to project video to white panel on tent with an option to reverse image view that would make visible from outside depending on location of black out panel. Basically duplicate front and rear facing projector. Not a difficult tech add on. Visualize doors open for outdoor theater and sound.
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 8:11 am
I think you are a little late with the plethora of suggestions for the Aptera, and maybe just having fun on the forum?
The engineering work has been completed on the Beta prototypes and Aptera is in the process of building them. As few changes as possible will be made for the Gama, and Delta prototypes as changes at this point in development are detrimental to the published production schedule.
The Aptera is well engineered with features and tech that will sell the vehicle. No gimmicky features are needed for this purpose. Of course, once you get your Aptera, you are free to make any mods you want or work with third party vendors to produce them.
As for the QR code, it need not be on the vehicle itself. It just needs to be in the area where the car is displayed , and hopefully many places so a lot of people can access it.
<font face=”inherit”>Let’s leave the feature determination to marketing and engineering, people who are experienced at scientifically </font>determining<font face=”inherit”> what appeals to the largest segment of the target market. </font>
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 8:39 am
I disagree wholeheartedly. I have off the shelf items in mind and you obviously don’t understand the process they are using to create the shell and related. Think boat (& hull) or high end trailer build.
The mechanical remains unaffected by the options I’ve suggested.
Much of what I suggest helps add to the magic and Cool Factor, incl the potential marketing opportunities that it creates with no real added inhouse R&D to deploy for the most part. Just a little logic and thought.
Much of my suggestions are existing, plug in (or OEM hardwire), low voltage, light on weight & power consumption.
Reimaginig & repurposing easy (“existing”), simple, common, useful & effective tech while also thinking outside the box.
Imagineers Innovate a NEW Tomorrow, ALWAYS‼️
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BTW, the Aptera Paradigm can be considered an electronic device unto itself; a transportation device. Enhance & compliment its purpose.
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 1:49 pm
Ronchie, it’s just an “Aptera” by Aptera. Paradigms are a sold out limited edition model totaling 330 vehicles.
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 10:42 pm
My BAD. I made a typo, I guess. My DUH.
MemberSeptember 24, 2021 at 9:09 am
Amazon is also working with car manufacturers to get Alexa onto the in-dash infotainment systems of more brands. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-24/amazon-working-on-large-wall-echo-sound-bar-and-new-auto-device
MemberSeptember 24, 2021 at 9:18 am
MemberOctober 28, 2021 at 4:28 pm
Not sure if you noticed but more & more cars are adding Alexa. Here’s one of the latest. https://youtu.be/SBQlKwZnIFA
MemberOctober 28, 2021 at 4:46 pm
Always amazing the details in luxury vehicles – EQS is also really impressive. Alexa is like the smallest footnote in that video and personally I find rather useless because I can do exactly the same thing with google home on my phone (pretty sure siri can also).
MemberOctober 28, 2021 at 6:06 pm
Alexa has insufficient market appeal to be considered for incorporation into Aptera. I believe Curtis has succinctly described its market value for the majority of Aptera enthusiasts or potential owners.
Apple Car Play, Android Auto (No longer available), and Alexa will not be available in the first production model of the Aptera as stated by the founders. Additionally, Alexa Auto can not be used as there is no auxiliary input jack or Bluetooth connection. USB has been specified as the type of connection to the Aptera UI
The UI is custom built to Aptera specifications and will provide functionality simular to these existing products.
MemberOctober 28, 2021 at 7:16 pm
I would be really surprised if basic Bluetooth isn’t included. Did they actually say it wouldn’t because most versions of the hardware used for the infotainment support it? It’s an assumption but given that Bluetooth devices are so cheap that I’ve gotten both a speaker and headphones as bonus on bottles of booze. Minimum viable is one thing but unless they said explicitly I would expect we will have Bluetooth.
MemberOctober 28, 2021 at 7:27 pm
No you are right Curtis not explicitly excluded or included and pretty ubiquitous. the wording was ” Only USB connectivity”. But that was a long time ago and things change.
Maybe you could share with us where we can get that booze and the Bluetooth swag?????
MemberOctober 28, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Lol last one was a 12 pack of bud light maybe 3 months ago. The headphones were very branded and even said “bud connected”. I think the speaker was a bottle of captain Morgan rum. Not quality but as throw in item its pretty good.
The point is basic Bluetooth would be hard to not to find on a vehicle made in the last 5-10 years.
MemberJanuary 15, 2022 at 12:53 am
MemberOctober 29, 2021 at 9:41 am
This link shows some of the list of car manufacturers including Alexa into their lineups.
I also posted details (before) on market share of various (smart) devices and certainly can provide once again. They simply dominate, for good reason; with various capabilities, IMHO.
I have a home that is fully automated (Control4) and Alexa integrated in. I use Alexa auto for a bunch of things. It’s simple and adds the smart parts to the dumb & simple.
Adding Alexa (auto device) is inexpensive, especially from the car manufacturer perspective but also otherwise (can buy when often on sale). Adds smart to simple Bluetooth, which Aptera will have regardless of what I’ve read from others here. No big shakeup required to include smart capabilities thru this separate Bluetooth connected auto specific device.
Those with opinions on this, do you use or have you used Amazon Alexa Auto and how into home automation and tech are you?
Note: The brand new Range Rover and others not showing on the list, yet.
That said, I’m done with the discussion and I disagree with it being a big deal to add and I also disagree on its utility. Been thru this discussion before.
It’s simple. It’s easy and it’s a decent “happy medium” ADD to what is essentially standard Bluetooth… or what I’d call dumbed down/basic tech. Nothing “smart” about Bluetooth unto itself given today’s choices.
P. S. I repeat once again, I’m NOT suggesting adding Apple CarPlay or other at this time either. I see comments have yet again been repeated including comments on Android Auto; none of which I brought into the discussion or my posts. Redundant &/or educational? Not sure where all that (restated & topic unrelated) is coming from. Let’s keep it simple and that was where my suggestion was coming from.