Key Highlights From the Tesla Cybertruck Event

On December 1st, 2023, Tesla Cybertruck deliveries finally started after several months of delay. Elon Musk made the original announcement on November 29, 2023, during the Cybertruck Delivery Event. During the presentation, he highlighted the features of the new geometric automobile and unveiled its three versions. According to Tesla, the Cybertruck is an electric vehicle that can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds, depending on the type. It is faster than a sports car.

What exactly is Cybertruck?

Tesla’s Cybertruck is an electric pickup truck with a steel body. Musk claims that the car has a bed that is longer than six feet and is less than 19 feet long. It can accommodate six individuals and has four entrances.

In 2019, three Cybertruck variations were promised by Tesla when it released the vehicle’s specs. One of those was a single-motor, 250-mile range, rear-wheel drive model priced at $39,900. But, to use a metaphor, this was ages ago. It is said that at least one variation weighs roughly the same as a Hummer.

As of November 29, 2023, the pricing range, battery range options, weight, towing capacity options, and long-term delivery timeline of the final production vehicle remain unknown.

What does it look like?

The Cybertruck’s neon emblem, name, and appearance combine to create a sort of post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk image. It was also known as Cybrtrk in an early trademark. 

The electric pickup is built of steel, a hard material that resists rust but is difficult to shape. The immobility of the material caused launch delays and panel gaps on Cybertruck test cars, in addition to influencing the EV’s radically geometric appearance.

What about its tech features?

The Cybertruck offers a distinctive user experience in addition to power. The Cybertruck’s unique user interface, which deviates from Tesla’s other models in design, was made evident by the software update. This user interface graphic, taken from the application, takes a novel approach while maintaining the futuristic appearance of the car.

We previously found that while Sentry Mode was on, the Cyber Owl was displayed on the infotainment screen. Its glowing crimson eyes give it a distinctive and stylish look.

Nonetheless, the Cybertruck UI makes significant revelations with this updated graphic. Comparing this user interface to other “single-screen” versions, such as the Model Y, is a stark contrast.

Map Visualization

The primary distinction between this ‘Parked’ screen and the others is that the car is now primarily positioned in the middle of the anticipated 18.5″ screen. The navigation map is significantly smaller and covers only a small fraction of the upper right corner of the screen as opposed to the right two-thirds. But as soon as the car is no longer in the park, the map section will grow until it fills the whole screen.

Application Icons

The recognizable app icons at the bottom have been shifted to the left side of the screen and positioned vertically. For the benefit of passengers, they are shown on the right side. 

Although the image shows similar icons on the left and right sides of the screen, Tesla has previously discussed customer preferences, so it would not be out of the question if the company provided a passenger with a customized version of the app.

Upon closer inspection, it’s unclear exactly what the app icons represent, but they seem to be the typical suspects. Apple Music, the Energy app, the Camera app, the All Apps icon, and the phone, which is the most current app.

Following the apps are seat warmers, temperature controls, and the well-known Controls or settings icon in the lower left corner. Although the Cybertruck is anticipated to include ventilated seats as well, the passenger side has the seat warmer icon turned on.

The airbag icon, which shows if the passenger airbag is activated, is placed in the bottom right corner. The passenger volume control and what appears to be a new icon are placed in the upper right corner. It might be used to change the display arrangement and move some items closer to the passenger, similar to the Model S.

Radio

Not much is known, however, it is anticipated that the Cybertruck will have the largest display of any Tesla, at 18.5″.

From this updated image, we can infer that the display will have a 16:9 aspect ratio, just like the Model Y. Tesla has displayed with roughly 150 pixels per inch on the Model S and Model Y so we can anticipate something similar in the Cybertruck.

It’s possible that Tesla would use an 18.5″ screen with 150 PPI, which would mean that the resolution would be roughly 2420×1360.

Status Icons & 3d terrain

At the top, oriented toward the driver, are the status icons for the battery, time, and temperature. On the other hand, other status symbols, like WiFi, are centered. The lock icon, what looks to be the driver profile icon, alerts, WiFi, and Sentry Mode are visible in the image; however, the latter two icons are more difficult to discern and may represent functionality exclusive to Cybertrucks.

The Cybertruck 3D model looks to be shown in a three-dimensional space, as we’ve seen in a few earlier pictures. This may be our first look at Tesla’s incorporation of 3D topography into driving representations, as there have been indications that the company is looking to do so

Conclusion

The Tesla Cybertruck’s journey from inception to release and additional software product development is evidence of the creativity and difficulties electric cars must overcome to push the envelope.

With its intricate, unusual design and metal body that made building difficult, Elon Musk’s concept of a futuristic, cyberpunk-inspired electric pickup was achieved in the cybertruck. Early test results showed delays and gaps in traffic kinds, making it a challenging model to work with such a complicated vehicle.

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