In a recent drone flyover video capturing activities at Tesla's Texas Gigafactory, intriguing insights into the Tesla Cybertruck's air suspension system have emerged. While the video primarily focuses on the factory itself, it provides a rare opportunity to observe the Cybertruck's air suspension in action.
The video, shot and published by Jeff Roberts on his YouTube channel, showcases a Supercharger station adjacent to the factory, where two Cybertrucks were seen recharging. What's particularly noteworthy is the apparent demonstration of different ride height settings on these electric pickups.
One Cybertruck on the left appears to be set at its lowest suspension setting, while the one on the right seems to be elevated to its highest position. Though exact details remain speculative, this footage hints at the presence of multiple selectable ride height levels for the Cybertruck, which may be controlled via the central touchscreen display on the dashboard.
Several vehicles with air suspension systems typically offer various ride height modes, including specialized settings like access mode for low-height parking garages and extended height mode for off-road scenarios when the vehicle encounters obstacles.
— Jeff Roberts (@peterdog15) September 12, 2023
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, had previously suggested that the Cybertruck would feature an adaptive suspension system integrated with the company's Hardware 4.0 computer. This advanced system could potentially adjust the ride height automatically, responding to factors such as driving speed, steering angle, and road conditions, leveraging the vehicle's built-in cameras.
As anticipation continues to build for the Cybertruck's much-awaited debut later this month, enthusiasts and potential buyers eagerly await further details about this groundbreaking all-electric pickup and its innovative air suspension system.