Tesla Cybertruck Is Now Safer From COVID As There Are No More Door Handles
By Mikelle Leow, 16 Jul 2021
Image via Mike Mareen / Shutterstock.com
Look, ma, no hands!
While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the finalized Cybertruck will be almost identical to the original design, the company did end up taking a few liberties adding to its futuristic appeal. In a new update, Musk divulged that the unusual pickup truck won’t have any door handles.
Whether intentional or otherwise, not having a handle to grip onto works out in an era where touch is met with caution. But this begs the question: how are drivers going to get into the vehicle?
As you might have guessed, Tesla is getting rid of the need for door handles by having the Cybertruck detect your presence. Upon recognition, the doors will automatically open without touch. Think Face ID—where the iPhone home button was removed—but for Tesla trucks.
Musk didn’t share what kind of sensors will be used to activate the doors, though.
Aside from contactless design as a new feature, Musk recently disclosed that the Cybertruck will enjoy four-wheel steering, allowing it to walk like a crab. Fans can expect for the Cybertruck to go into production by the end of this year.
In end, we kept production design almost exactly same as show car. Just some small tweaks here & there to make it slightly better.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2021
No door handles. Car recognizes you & opens door.
Having all four wheels steer is amazing for nimble handling & tight turns!
[via Electrek, cover image via Mike Mareen / Shutterstock.com]
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