Parked Monitoring ?

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Parked Monitoring ?

  • Parked Monitoring ?

     Curtis Cibinel updated 2 months ago 10 Members · 19 Posts
  • Daniel Crotty

    Member
    August 16, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Software in the car can “Warn” us if we are about to hit something.

    Perhaps it should also be made to Beep if we are about to be hit. I recall watching my brother back into my car and I could not get his attention before the crunch. An Audible sound (&/or flashing lights) would get the attention of those nearby.

    I have already tried to get people interested in having at a minimum a Dash-Cam option, or at least wiring and attachments already there on delivery. These too can be turned on to capture video of an incident.

  • Len Nowak Nowak

    Moderator
    August 16, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I have “heard” proximity sensors for the front and at least a sensor for the back were in the plans, and hope they can share “were they are in on that” in the validation (Beta) vehicle(s).

    IMHO It seems like they are focusing on the big items first ? I would hope sensors are an easy add-on???

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      April 21, 2022 at 9:29 pm

      Len, usually the sensors are “built-in” – you can see them on many vehicles as body-colored discs, about the size of a dime – usually along the front and rear bumpers and fenders.

  • Daniel Crotty

    Member
    August 16, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    I added the auto driving stuff for my order. So I “assume” the sensors will be there. What sparked this thought was my being not in the car, and someone about to hit it. So why not blast an alert. That could get annoying in a parking lot, but I would rather hear it than the sound associated with a dent I am about to make.

    At least some DashCams will start recording if something gets picked up and the car is parked.

    • Len Nowak Nowak

      Moderator
      August 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      Yeah… I have no idea if it is part of that or std but…. I added everything to my preorder as I do not have to commit until it turns to an order and there should be plenty of Apetrae out there before my order comes due

  • Clifford Williams

    Member
    December 19, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Related to this indicating that the car is not moving I would like to suggest that all vehicles have lights indicating stopped, slowing, accelerating, or coasting. I searched and found a patent for similar lighting system. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20060125615

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    December 19, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Unfortunately being patented makes the idea that all could have such a system less likely. This is something that would need to be established by government because needing to pay license fees to install something that isnt legally required just wont happen.

  • Daniel Crotty

    Member
    April 21, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    OK! If you have any doubts about the need for Cameras

    Confronting Neighbor Who Keyed My Tesla! Cops Called!! – YouTube

    Do you think our Aptera will be less likely to get Keyed because it costs less!

    ADD the cameras! At least have an option.

    • Vernon Michael Gardner

      Member
      April 21, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      Even if Aptera is released without a camera security system, they are easy to install and a complete system with memory or cloud system costs as little as $250.00 (I just put one on my own vehicle with impact and motion detection front, rear and sides) for a 3 camera system. To do the same with the systems on the Aptera Roadster, it may interfere with present hardware and software. A self contained option is the quickest and least intrusive.

      Note: typical installs take 30-60 minutes.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        April 22, 2022 at 7:19 am

        How did you get sides? I have a 2-channel (front/rear) but it would be sweet to have 4-channel (front/rear/left/right).

        • Vernon Michael Gardner

          Member
          April 22, 2022 at 11:26 am

          Peter, I used a Vantrue 3 channel system. 4 channel systems jump in price quite a bit.

          I hardwired mine so I could use it while parked. Mine came with a parking mode system for motion and impact sensors.

  • Daniel Crotty

    Member
    April 22, 2022 at 10:18 am

    I just googled this. I had seen the number before, so I’m assuming it is correct.

    Tesla cars have<strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; letter-spacing: 0px;”> eight cameras around the vehicle.

    I do not know what the cost would be to install this on Aptera. Let’s say, buying bulk, they can be purchased $25, and probably a bunch less.

    Sign me up to get it factory installed. Yeah, I know more storage, blah, blah, blah. It is worth it if it catches the guy who just smashed your windows or keyed your car, or whatever. Maybe an encounter with the police!

    I want it on video.

    If I have to wait another month to get it. No problem!

    Installing a 2nd party system, myself! I don’t think you want me doing that to your car.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      April 22, 2022 at 11:39 am

      I think not in the cards from the “Factory” for the first iteration of the Aptera. Sounds like some on the forum have a DYI solution. That is inline with right to repair😁

      I have sentry mode on my Model 3 and rarely use it. City and neighborhood does not require something like a sentry mode.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        April 22, 2022 at 11:48 am

        I live in Utah… I will need a sentry mode. Lots of vehicle damage, police encounters, charging station encounters, etc. Aftermarket is fine if they don’t have it built in by the time I get mine.

  • Daniel Crotty

    Member
    April 23, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Don’t know about you, but the aftermarket items I have seen look and perform exactly as what they are, something a DIY guy did in his garage. Does Red Green (tv show) come to mind? Break out the Duct Tape!

    But! If it is as easy to do as you say, then surely it is an easy thing to do NOW! Strap that baby on and charge $500.

    Alternative! Put some thought into it. Aptera is still in Design phase.

    Don’t be the little engine that couldn’t be bothered to go up the hill!

    Else we may end up with a something like the Honda CR-Z. “Honda only sold two new CR-Zs in 2019, down from the 28 they sold in 2018.”

    Maybe this would be a good question to ask the 16K that signed up. You want it or not.

  • Thomas Benel

    Member
    April 24, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Sentry Mode – similar to what Tesla has. Don’t know what that is – search it out in YouTube. Plenty if videos. There was a use case where a guys “neighbor” keyed his car badly, police we involved and were able to give a citation with the option to have the owner go to court – or the neighbor could settle out of court.

    Battling vandalism is huge, deterrence for theft. Factory installed and supported a HUGE plus!

  • Daniel Crotty

    Member
    April 26, 2022 at 4:20 pm
  • Rashid Clark

    Member
    April 29, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    I remember seeing an interview with Chris where he stated that he likes Tesla’s sentry-mode and wants to put in Aptera. Unfortunately I didn’t save a citation link, but here’s what I wrote in my notes:
    “They are planning on having something like Tesla’s “sentry” mode (retaining camera footage useful for accidents). HOWEVER, it will not be released with it. If it happens, it will be a software update.”

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