Will Aptera trigger road sensors?
Riding big motorcycles near for half century. And yet have always had troubles being at the stop line where the magnetic sensor loops are embedded to trigger a light change, or a phase transition for left hand turns. I keep the local cops on speed dial and call ’em to report any insensitive loops.
Betcha a vehicle made of composites is going to have the same problem. Too late to ask to switch to more ferrous materials now that we have reached Gamma and vehicle design has been stopped and replaced with production equipment design.
Do you think the 1000 mile variant will fair better than the 250 mile? Cobalt, Lithium and Copper are not ferrous. Do you think the in-wheel motors with all the exotic and iron magnetic pathways and tight airgaps will look after this problem? But they are at the edges far away from the loops centered behind the limit line. AWD might work if you inch over the limit line and place the rear motor over the loop.
What are your thoughts?