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Samsung & Tesla Reportedly Sign $400M Deal To Build Cybertruck Cameras
By Mikelle Leow, 13 Jul 2021
Image via Mike Mareen / Shutterstock.com
With just months before the long-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck supposedly goes into production, the final design for the futuristic pickup is beginning to take shape in fans’ minds. Apart from the automaker confirming that the Cybertruck would be able to walk like a crab, it is now reported that Tesla has inked a massive deal—worth about US$435.7 million—for the truck’s camera modules to be supplied by Samsung Electro-Mechanics.
Per South Korean news outlets such as The Korea Economic Daily, Samsung will supply the cameras that make up the rearview and side “mirrors” of Cybertrucks. Earlier presentations have previewed the prototype model without the usual mirrors; in place of them are cameras connected to the dashboard’s interface.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reaffirmed that the finalized Cybertruck won’t deviate too far from the original design, so the vehicle should retain its “mirrorless” design.
SamMobile notes that this isn’t the first collaborative effort between Samsung and Tesla. Previously, the South Korean tech behemoth also supplied batteries for Teslas, and there are also speculations that Samsung’s PixCell LED headlamps will be adopted by the EV company in the future.
[via SamMobile and Teslarati, cover image via Mike Mareen / Shutterstock.com]
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