Feature Suggestions: hdmi port

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Feature Suggestions: hdmi port

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Feature Suggestions: hdmi port

  • Feature Suggestions: hdmi port

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Given the relatively small number of units and cost of software it would be great if the infotainment system had a hdmi port which could work when parked (safety rules). This would seem to be the easiest way to allow streaming when dc charging or camping and would work with any foreseeable current or future technologies. Hdmi out on phones, tablets, laptops and media devices etc is common.

    Obviously development and collaborations done for things like Netfllix and games requires massive software development and hardware is expensive but a simple port is relatively easy. Aptera can’t be expected to match dev budgets for infotainment that big companies (that stay with T) can but this would provide much of the same value with a simple wire and offload those software costs.

  • John Malcom

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Probably past the point of incorporating new features in the first production Aptera. Beta engineering is complete and Beta build in progress. From this point on Aptera will be validating lessons learned from Alpha and refining features to production quality

    An excellent idea for Aptera 2.0

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      October 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Definitely agree that not everything needs to be in the 1.0 version; far more important to start shipping units. Hopefully as they scale production they will continue to iterate with small improvements.

      I suspect LFP for the shorter range variants would probably be pretty high on the priority list given battery cost and environmental benefits. Aptera being lightweight and having a relatively small battery for the shorter range trims has a ton of potential for marketing the low manufacturing carbon footprint vs traditional cars (and LFP would further improve this).

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    October 8, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    It’s a great idea – in principle – but it looks as if USB-C is on the way to replacing the much larger HDMI port.

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      October 10, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Not a bad point as usbc that could double as a phone charge port. Simple enough to pin convert with a $20 adapter if needed. The key thing is to have an option for video input so you dont need to make complex apps and features.

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