CyberTruck Delivery Event

CyberTruck has 2.6 sec 0-60 mph acceleration. It can tow a Porsche 911 on trailer in a faster 1/4 mile time, than the Porsche can do on its own.

If you live in a craphole state with loose gun regulation, the Cybertruck’s doors are impervious to rifle fire. Not sure about the windows.


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A review: The Cybertruck Is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Seen - The American Prospect

Tesla is far better positioned to address the low-end mass market than any company outside China. But instead of concentrating on improving its notoriously poor build quality, or developing new cheaper models, it wasted four years and billions of dollars on Elon Musk’s adolescent video game fantasy. Meanwhile, China’s BYD looks poised to eat the world’s lunch on cheap EVs. It turns out megalomaniac, conspiracy-brained billionaires are not the key to a zero-carbon transportation future.


{{ The Cybertruck Is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Seen }}

Sandy Munroe looks excited.


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That’s apparently just the top end “beast” version. It costs $100k or so. The regular versions at $60k and $80k can’t do that.

He didn’t look that excited!



I see a lot of blind spots for the driver in that cab. But I am sure that they have the self driving thing worked out.

Blind spots are pretty much irrelevant for newer Teslas. Even apart from FSD, the cameras cover all otherwise unseeable spaces so the driver can just glance at the screen to see all. And that’s in addition to loud warnings if you start to change lanes into anything.

About the only thing that’s a problem with blind spots is that FSD will happily position you in (and even change lanes into) other cars’ blind spots. It’s never caused a problem for me, but it seems stupid. Stupid mistakes with lane choice seem to be a feature of the recent versions of FSD.

And that’s one weird headline: “Judge says evidence shows Tesla and Elon Musk knew about flawed autopilot system”. Well, duh, as they say. That’s why they call it a beta, and why they require constant vigilance, and never say it’s anything other than Level 2.

Nobody at Tesla thinks the thing is ready for prime time. The only real area of disagreement is how long it will be before it is ready.

From the release notes:

Full Self-Driving is in early limited access Beta and must be used with additional caution. It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the road. Do not become complacent. When Full Self-Driving is enabled your vehicle will make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. Use Full Self-Driving in limited Beta only if you will pay constant attention to the road, and be prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossing intersections, and in narrow driving situations.


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Perhaps a Cybertruck will be entered in this crash test?


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What was the point of the “tests”? Someone had a few hundred thousand to waste or would that be covered under warranty?


To see if any of them were actually “survivable” by those inside.

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@JimA759s I agree with @jerryab2.
The point is to demonstrate the state of the passenger cabin in that kind of extreme crash.

Is that a possible crash in the real world?
A CO multi car crash a few years ago in which a semi ran into a bunch of cars, resulted in lurid videos, and a historic verdict.

A recent multi car crash in LA.

Every winter there are multi car snow/blizzard crashes.

Legal sites claim rear end crashes are the most common type car wreck. Here’s an example:

{ 1 Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. They occur when one car impacts another car from behind. These accidents usually happen at low speeds, but they can still cause serious injuries. The most common injuries from rear-end collisions are whiplash, neck injuries, and back injuries.

2 T-bone accidents, also called side-impact collisions, are the second most common type of car }

3 Head on
4 Side swipe
5 Roll over - supposedly, Tesla’s refusal to roll over got Tesla a perfect safety score.


Well, I wasn’t going to comment any further; but I can’t help myself.

The “tests?” were not designed to show anything but rather to titillate the net folks and to get views and clicks. There are actual tests done by the government, CR and other real organizations. They have markers in the roadway to measure various things; they inform as to the conditions and speeds involved. Obviously you have never seen professional testing of crumple zones, etc.

If you really think that was an informative video, then I am a bit disappointed. But in any case I’m out!