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MemberSeptember 9, 2021 at 4:13 pm
As has been pointed out in several places in this thread, the Alexa Auto, or any other devise that can use Bluetooth, can be used in an Aptera. The Alexa Auto device is cheap. If someone wants to use it they can purchase and easily install in their Aptera. No action is needed on the part of Aptera to support using Alexa in an Aptera.
We know that Aptera will not offer either Apple Car Play or Android Auto.
We don’t know what functionality the Aptera UI will have yet.
We know that engineering is complete on Beta (Hardware, firmware, and software base lines) and they are building Beta(s) Change will be controlled and minimal from now through a production version so what we see is what we will most likely get in production. Remember, we are under 120 days to first production delivery.
No business case has been made for the Alexa Device or any of the more commonly requested Infotainment system for inclusion in the production Aptera.
All of this discussion may be moot once we have the details of the Aptera UI and perhaps understand why the engineers and managers made the decisions they made on integrating third party functionality. Aptera may also have some pleasant surprises for us.
Let’s be patient and wait and see.