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It is my guess, (and only a guess), that all the sensors, parts and programming for Safety Pilot will be in every vehicle Aptera makes. Then, it will be switched on or off when you purchase the vehicle. Aptera seems to be a very customer friendly organization, so it hope the option of Safety Pilot transfer would be up to the vehicle owner. You could choose to keep it with the vehicle to help with its resale value. Or you could take it with you for your next Aptera purchase and require the new owner of your old Aptera to buy it and have the company switch it back on. That flexibility would be nice because not everybody selling a used Aptera would be buying a new Aptera.
Good question. I know that it is easy to install or remove by plugging in. It is just a guess, but I bet you could.
@Cameron McGuinness Aptera has described SafetyPilot as being a "level 2" system: This doesn't include advanced self-driving and navigating capabilities and may or may not include automated lane changing. Most often it's a combination of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, vehicle proximity monitoring, automatic emergency braking and limited self-steering. Tesla's FSD (Full Self Driving) is edging into "level 3" territory.
@Kerbe #12705 i understand the safety pilot .... but here in Australia a secondhand Tesla was purchased statin that it had extras.... once the transaction was completed the Tesla then had the auto pilot removed... it became a legal nightmare.
@Cameron McGuinness I know - they did that here, too, for a while. But most of what goes into L2 autonomy is now standard in other vehicles - both EV and ICE. What Tesla removed wasn't the basic L2 functionality - it was the advanced navigation features with, apparently, they think of as a "subscription service."
What surprises me more is that, on used Model S that came with free Supercharging, they don't remove THAT feature.