Since this section is for stories...
While we wait to get the next Aptera announcement, as they work through their engineering work and head to the 🤞 2020 prototype vehicle, where we can “see” what the new vehicle, with all the new technology really will be...
I was wondering about other less significant things, like this one:
I have a keypad entrance gates to our huge community. The five access gates, each have a buried wired loop, which detects a conventional metal ICE vehicle... and opens automatically upon EXIT.
It was reported...motorcycles have had difficulties to trigger the exit loop to automatically open the gate...(We have no proximity sensor beam)
In an Aptera, given the vehicle composition/ ELECTRIC vehicle, I was told it may not trigger the same type of automatic exiting system as it does for my conventional vehicles. (Our gate system is pretty primitive and decades old so I trust more current systems are better or have proximity sensors, etc...)
If the Aptera had an on board remote (and I trust it will), like a HomeLink, a driver could simply open the gate at exiting by pressing the programmed button on the device.
My two vehicles both have three buttons to operate three devices and hope Aptera plans for at least three * buttons to remotely activate devices .... as many people have two garage doors and perhaps a gate to operate... for one household alone.
Of course alternatively a separate remote handheld opener will work. I suppose APPS on a smartphone could supplement multiple needs( But... I don’t like to carry more technology than I really need or dig for remote devices).
I was also told this would work with the Aptera and my old gate:
The quick fix is to give it a little juice while stepping on the brake. If you go forward a few inches with some power the field will pick you up.
No big deal, just a unique vehicle, so in my case... this is just a matter of programming* and manually pressing a button to exit each of our gates.
🤔I wonder if there are universe mountable (concealed) remotes, where I can copy the gate code and rather that pressing my Homelink button, even for entering, a proximity sensor or geofence technology could open the gate?
I.e. without letting the horses and 🐄 in from the adjacent open range property😉