New Tesla Cybertruck prototype gives Elon Musk “troubles”


Tesla’s blocky, futuristic Cybertruck — the automobile that appears like a low-poly mannequin in actual life — was not too long ago spied going for a spin on the corporate’s Fremont, California, observe. Drone footage captured Tesla’s prototype truck from a number of angles, revealing one new addition to the mannequin that even Musk is sad about.

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Automobiles are required to have sure elements, which has already confirmed to be a hurdle for a few of Tesla’s extra formidable ideas. Shortly after the footage was printed on-line, some viewers famous the seemingly out-of-place facet mirrors on the Cybertruck prototype, however most have been centered on the large windshield wiper.

The video was printed by YouTube channel Chile A|100 on December 10; a drone was used to seize footage of a bunch of Tesla automobiles, together with the Cybertruck mannequin. This automobile encompasses a lengthy windshield that seemingly merges with the hood, giving it a pointy, clear look. The one drawback? Adequately eliminating water droplets when it rains.

Tesla’s present answer appears to be nothing greater than a really lengthy windshield wiper, which, although easy sufficient, seems to be very misplaced and a bit antiquated on what’s in any other case a design harking back to sci-fi works. Musk isn’t completely satisfied concerning the design both, a minimum of based mostly on a tweet he printed in response to the windshield wiper criticism.

Musk suggests a unique, extra engaging different will be developed rather than a standard wiper, however with it could come further complexities. Wipers are quite simple of their present kind and might, when needed, be simply changed by drivers. Would a extra engaging Cybertruck different be definitely worth the change if it meant extra problem throughout routine upkeep?

After all, it’s doable Tesla may design an answer that’s each visually interesting and as easy to keep up as an extraordinary windshield wiper. It’s additionally doable Tesla might carry the automobile to market with the large wiper we see on the prototype, giving it the looks of a darkish broadsword periodically sweeping throughout the glass.

Tesla magnetic wiper patent

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Again in September 2019, Electrek noticed a Tesla patent for futuristic windshield wipers that will make the most of a single blade, an “electromagnetic shifting block,” and a information rail. The patent suggests a rain and snow detection system may set off the wiper blade to maneuver forwards and backwards throughout the windshield.

Nonetheless, it’s not unusual for corporations to file patents for applied sciences they by no means in the end carry to the market, and there’s a very good probability this electromagnetic wiper idea falls underneath that class. For now, a minimum of, the blocky Cybertruck is provided with a completely extraordinary wiper blade and we’ll have to attend for future updates to see whether or not it stays.



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