door handles not apparent in prototype, for aerodynamics and crash chassis efficiency, but thats ok with these fairly easy for user to learn to use approaches:
https://www.aptera.us/forum/main/comment/5ee385021b4fa10017a5e920 the camera used for partial self driving may allow this hand signaling to open door, accidentally triggering hand signal to open door is no problem b/c door can be kept locked to prevent opening, and driver can be asked to unlock door when signal triggers via screen.
door opener can be just enough to unlock door and keep it from closing via a physical blocker, so it can be opened enough by user getting in. when closing door, the device preventing door from closing to keep it open enough, can be deactivated via door locking switch, which also locks door when door is closed. locking switch should be behind a transparent cover that is slid away to give access to the switch, to replace the safety approach of normal cars, where the door lock exists as insurance that the driver/passenger wont accidently open door while driving. the lock without such cover can be accidently switched off/on. lock should be a simple mechanical lock like described here:https://www.aptera.us/forum/main/comment/606a3df09d95f90015fa3075
instead of expensive harder to make built in hard plastic door handle, use something like this, where its used to pull door to close it and door is pushed outward or pulled in rear/rear direction if using minivan like sliding doors:
benefits of minivan sliding door under "MINIVAN SLIDING DOOR"door:https://www.aptera.us/forum/main/comment/602459dedb409900170b5f3b