It sure seems like the construction of the Apteras hull will be a key feature in its safety. I am simply wondering what the added safety benefit would be in an Aptera with airbags vs without. With traditional autos crumple zones are used to absorb impacts, but the design of the Aptera appears more like an F1 car, or plane cockpit, both of which don't use airbags.
The 3 wheel design was chosen in part by Aptera because of the reduced regulation and would not require airbags in many states. There is a lot of data out on airbag safety so I am already agreeing that my numbers are just one data set, and I am sure that you can find others, my numbers are just for example. The addition of airbags over just seat belts improved survivability in head on collisions by 7% in traditional cars. Would it be higher or lower in an Aptera with the two piece hull construction? iii.org shows that any occupant of a car has a 1 in 42k change of dying in a car accident per year. If airbags were an option for $1500 and they were shown to take you chance of dying in an accident from 1 in 42k to 1 in 45k would you spend the money? Should it be mandatory? I know its easy to say safety at any cost when we come from a privileged position, but what about the people that get priced out of an Aptera because of this? I am not making an argument either way since the data does not exist yet, but I wonder if we as a planet would be better off with more Apteras replacing old CO2 emitting cars because they are cheaper due to a lack of airbags.