RAB-Reverse Automatic Braking
I emailed Aptera about this several months ago and they did respond with a definite “maybe, we’ll ask out team about it”. I have never heard or seen follow up since that response, so I’m really hoping Kayleigh sees this post and gets an answer from Engineering. Reverse Automatic Braking or as it’s commonly referred to as RAB, is not mentioned in the Aptera Safety Pilot option. This is a very useful device that should be standard in any vehicle, but is usually part of an option package from nearly all auto manufacturers. Yet, Aptera has yet to commit to it. This is especially concerning, since many like myself are opting for full solar, which covers all of the rear hatch window. To be clear, RAB does not involve cameras. It uses small, less than an inch in diameter circular radar sensors mounted in the rear bumper. In my 2018 Subaru Impreza, it’s 4 sensors in the rear bumper. It provides both warnings of getting too close to an object behind you, but it also will automatically stop your vehicle before it hits that object. If this is not already included in Safety Pilot, in needs to be, it just makes sense.
- This discussion was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by bbelcamino.