Something I’ve noticed to be seemingly missing from Automation is door options, as in what kind of doors should be on the car. Its quite a big design consideration and while we can put the handles in different places cosmetically, it should be said that in game terms the changes to a car can actually be quite drastic depending on the option.
Cars with fancy doors straight away seem more prestigious for example, but they add cost, weight, complexity and are sometimes actually a safety risk (gullwings in a rollover, i’m looking at you…).
Fancy doors don’t have to be the preserve of the rich as well. The old Fiat 500 had suicide doors, and the Fiat Multipla 600 has suicide doors “the wrong way round”.
With Tesla’s new SUV gullwing doors are now no longer the preserve of supercars, or how about the Peugeot 1007 and its electronically operated sliding doors? The range of door designs is actually huge.
Would love to know what people think?