The Tesla Cybertruck electric car was observed being tested at the factory facility area in Fremont, California, United States. The electric pickup truck has a number of differences from the prototype version introduced in 2019.
Electrec’s report, Sunday (12/12/2021) the sighting of the latest Tesla Cybertruck was recorded by a drone camera uploaded by the ChileAI100 YouTube account. He flew his drone around the Tesla factory area, and discovered the Tesla Cybertruck was road testing.
The test track at the Fremont manufacturing facility has been used for Tesla vehicles that have been in development for some time. In January, the Plaid Model S was spotted on the test track, roughly five months before shipments began.
One of the most visible changes is the use of large wiper blades on the windshield. Interestingly Tesla only paired one blade.
This test seems to be in stark contrast to the laser technology that Tesla is currently working on. As is known, the largest electric car manufacturer in the world is preparing glass cleaning technology using a laser.
The use of laser technology in this car wiper appears in a patent. In the patent image, the Tesla laser wiper functions like a normal car wiper to clean dirt and rainwater, but with a number of advanced features embedded.
It has not been confirmed whether the Tesla Cybertruck will use conventional or laser wiper blades on the windshield.
One other new thing in the Tesla Cybertruck spyshot is that it is equipped with a rearview mirror. This additional device has not been found on the Tesla Cybertruck at the time of its introduction.
Tesla plans to include side cameras on screens in electric pickup trucks if regulations allow it. From the camera in the passenger cabin, the driver can anticipate the vehicle behind, on the side and can monitor the blind spot area. This camera works similar to a parking camera.
Tesla admits that the plan to remove the rearview mirror can improve the appearance of the car, eliminating blind spots even though the costs for the technology are quite high.
But the rules of the US government and other countries require cars to use rearview mirrors.
Even though one of the Tesla car line ups, the Model X, in the concept version is already without rearview mirrors. But when the production version was shown Tesla was still installing mirrors.
The Tesla CEO previously said that Tesla plans to stick with this system and make the side mirrors easily removable so owners can modify them themselves.
Tesla also appears to have updated the Cybertruck’s front lighting with three small lights in the middle between the headlights. The bumpers, both front and rear, look significantly updated.
In a podcast with Joe Regan, Elon Musk says that Tesla is revising the size of the vehicle, but only slightly. Tesla didn’t want to lose the overall design of the truck, so the dimensions were only revised by less than 3%.
Like it or not, even though the car is not yet officially released, the Cybertruck is popular with over 1 million orders. Tesla plans to bring the Cybertruck into production at the Texas Gigafactory in late 2022.