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MemberOctober 9, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Aptera is creating its own operating system in-house. Crank Software is designing the User Interface between the driver and the OS (ie, what we see on the central screen).
What you describe is pretty much the evolution from mechanical to electronic control: Throttles used to pull cables that, eventually, attached to carburetors – now throttles have no physical connection to the powerplant and communicate via digital signals. The savings in weight, alone, is astronomical.