Valet Parking

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Valet Parking

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Valet Parking

  • Valet Parking

  • Howard Harris

    Member
    December 16, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    In the early years of Aptera production will you entrust the vehicle to a valet for parking?

    Would they know how to open the door (knock knock)?

    Will they know how to put the vehicle in reverse using the center screen?

    Will you trust them to properly judge the width of the wheel pants and not smash them?

    Will you trust them to not “accidentally” depress the accelerator too hard?

    Personally, I think I would walk.

  • William Tiller

    Member
    December 16, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I have trouble with most of these things on my current driver. 😉

  • J.P. Morere

    Member
    December 16, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I don’t trust valet drivers with my Prius. Unless there is a limited “valet” mode there is no way that I would allow one anywhere near my Aptera.

  • Paul Schultz

    Member
    December 17, 2022 at 5:47 am

    I’ve never used valet parking in my life. But, do modern connected vehicles have the ability to “geo-fence” using the GPS function so that your vehicle would only operate in a smaller geographic footprint? I suppose you cannot let the vehicle completely shut down if it goes outside of the ‘boundaries’. But, it could be placed in a reduced propulsion mode. It would discourage the valet joy-riding concern. This may be an already established feature as I am completely naive with all things ‘valet’.

    For a “valet mode” on the Aptera I suppose it could display a very obvious options screen: Park, forward, reverse, on/off… and not much more.

    • J.P. Morere

      Member
      December 17, 2022 at 10:24 am

      Add to “valet mode” 25MPH / 40 KPH speed limit and limited acceleration. With that restriction geofencing may not be necessary. Limited screen access is also a necessity. Those two should be easy to implement and maybe all that’s needed.

  • ChakMan Yeung

    Member
    December 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    In general, the only people I trust behind the wheel of my car is my immediate family. Other than that, HANDS OFF, BUDDY!

    • John Voules

      Member
      December 17, 2022 at 10:43 am

      WOW !!!!…..You trust your immediate family….I will allow them to drive (MAYBE) if I’m in passenger seat.

  • Michael Marsden

    Member
    December 17, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    We don’t have valet parking in my part of the world, and I don’t understand how people trust them with their vehicles in the first place. Such an alien concept.

    I don’t think insurance would pay out here if it disappeared (the conversation would probably go something like this – “You gave your keys to some rando and it was never seen again? … Well, tough”)

    • John Voules

      Member
      December 17, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      Michael M, Most established restaurants that do offer valet hire a service for the parking. These are well insured companies. Once you hand off your keys…it’s their responsibility and their insurance should cover you. My son worked for a valet company, he would cover many restaurant and banquet facilities throughout Chicago.

      Wait, scratch that…he will not be driving my APTERA!

  • John Trotter

    Moderator
    December 17, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Most valets allow one to self-park if there is some reason (such as a never-before-seen car). I still ask to self-park my Tesla, although they are as common as Camrys in some neighborhoods. Aptera? No, I think not, unless I see several ahead of me. (Some day!)

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