I can’t believe it took me so long to notice and I hope I’m wrong, but on the Gama video and maybe also on the Gama renders, the A pillar looks about twice a wide as the A pillar on the Alphas, 6″ versus 3″. Somebody please tell me I am wrong. I’m not thrill about the bright white interior color on the A pillar of Gama versus the dark or black interior of the A pillar on the Alphas. It seems like it will detract from what’s going on outside.
Thick A pillars (those are the pillars between the windscreen and the side windows) will cause blind spots looking forward left and forward right. Rear facing side cameras will do nothing to alleviate this.
There are a few youtube videos showing the composite shell of last gen (2010?) Aptera tossed around by a forklift. In one scene (link below) the shell was ran into wall by the forklift, and the A-pillar was notably damaged. So I think you may be right that A-pill enlargement could be a result of a crash test.
Perhaps from the first ICE version of Aptera as pointed out in this thread. But not the current EV version as only the results from testing a production intent vehicle (Delta prototype) are official and require remediation if defective. We are not there yet. Only at gama
They (Chris in particular) have said repeatedly that the performance modeling software is way better than it used to be. Easy to imagine then that it was modeled crash testing results that might have prompted beefing up the A pillar.