"People who like it are crazy to worship, people who don't like it don't even have a look at it." this may be the most polarizing model among Tesla products. But this doesn't affect its sales. In the 120 hours after the launch, cybertruck's booking volume has exceeded 250000, and most of them are high-end models.
Musk tweeted "show off" cybertruck with a scheduled volume of 250000 | twitter screenshots
Even if there is a "Wulong" at the conference, the Saibo truck with two Saibo punk style cracks standing in the end is still popular with fans. Musk also made a special tweet to show off that "we didn't do free and paid ads", which could not conceal his love for this design advanced pickup product. But calm down and take a closer look. You might think cybertruck was pulled onto the stage in a hurry.
Cybertruck seems to be too hard for science fiction, and lacks some "mass production devices", such as turn signals, exterior rear-view mirrors and so on. And don't you think there's something wrong with that windstop, which is too straight? Yes! Cybertruck doesn't even have a windscreen wiper. Is it going to make cybertruck fall from science fiction to reality if it rains a little?
May have heard the controversy, November 26, Tesla even disclosed a patent.
Earlier this year, Tesla filed a patent application under the title "pulsed laser to clear stains on car glass and photovoltaic power modules.". Tongue is not sharp can be bluff by this name, in short, it can use laser cleaning car glass, but its application is not just windshield.
Tesla "laser wiper" patent drawing | official document
According to the introduction provided by phiroze DALAL, a Tesla expert and inventor of the patent, the cleaning system involved in the patent includes a set of components capable of emitting laser beam, which can cover a certain area of automobile glass, the detection circuit can monitor whether there is dust accumulation in the area, and automatically adjust the parameters of the laser beam transmitter according to the results, so as to ensure its adequacy The dust shall be removed by the exposure of.
It is not difficult to find from the patent figure disclosed that the possible installation position of the system components is the area close to the front windshield under the front standby box of the vehicle, and two outlets will be designed on the front standby box, similar to the water outlet of the traditional wiper system, except that the injection here is not glass water but exciting light.
Tesla officials also explained that in addition to being able to clean up the dust on the windshield, it can also automatically clean up the dirt that affects the vision of the autopilot system camera. In addition, Tesla is considering using the system to clean up solar panels placed on the roof.
In addition to cleaning car glass, the system can also be used to clean solar cell sails
Generally speaking, many automobile companies, including Tesla, submit several technical patents every year, but the vast majority of them eventually disappear and will not appear in mass production models. From the existing information, it seems that it is not difficult to install such a laser cleaning system for Tesla, but whether it can replace the traditional wiper, there is no substantive conclusion at present.
Therefore, cybertruck's hard exterior materials, too eye-catching sci-fi design, simple lines, and even the cyberquad ATV all terrain vehicle that appeared in the last "one more thing" link completely dazzled the audience's attention, which made us completely ignore the attention of some conventional designs.
In any case, cybertruck is an unprecedented success in marketing, making traffic and once again hollowing out the wallet of the consumers who are pickups. With two years to go, cybertruck has time to further improve to mass production. As one of Musk's favorite products so far, I hope it will be a cool and practical pure electric pickup truck when it comes off the line.
So why doesn't cybertruck have a wiper? Will cybertruck mass production compromise? We "hens" too!
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