MemberOctober 13, 2021 at 6:25 pm
It would seem to me that the decision to ‘open or close’ the CAN bus is binary.
And if it is binary, the right to repair principle, embraced by Aptera, would strongly suggest that they would not make the type of moves I expect most other automakers.
Closing and providing roadblocks to the digital innards of the vehicle, seems to me to wreak of self-interest. After GM’s investor meet, in which they told shareholders they expect to sell data, as well as proprietary apps suggests their answer would be to prevent any modification that might inhibit their desire to sell your data or rent you apps.
Certainly I have no knowledge of engineering decisions being made at Aptera and I’m sure there are arguments for and against allowing access to the CAN bus … but if Chris and Steve are true to the ‘right to repair’ principle including the promise of long term upgradability, the answer should be YES; you’ll have access to the CAN bus and by extension, the controls.
Frankly, this aspect of the Aptera vision is what cinched the deal for me.