The door handles that are conventional for every car would not be a part of the make of the Tesla Cybertruck. Instead, the EV would recognise its owner, says Elon Musk. Like most dissemination of the information about the brand, this news, too, came from the founder’s Twitter. There will be no handles — Elon […]
The door handles that are conventional for every car would not be a part of the make of the Tesla Cybertruck. Instead, the EV would recognise its owner, says Elon Musk.
Like most dissemination of the information about the brand, this news, too, came from the founder’s Twitter.
First came this tweet back in March that garnered many a quizzical remark. Many downright ridiculed the idea as outlandish.
He then tweeted this recently;
The original prototype of the Cybertruck had the same door handles like some of the other Tesla models. The handles on Tesla cars are already distinguished as they remain flat against the car until the car key comes close to the vehicle, or until an individual pushes against a corner of the door handle when the car is already unlocked.
There are many speculations as to what, then, could be used to open these doors and for the car to recognise the owner, speculations ranging from buttons to mobile apps that use GPS to image censoring, an official word from Tesla or Musk about the same is not out yet.
While there are no details on the technology that the company may use to make a vehicle without door handles, it has been studying self-opening and closing doors for years.
Tesla’s Model X is being made with self-opening and closing doors since 2015, along with “self-presenting” doors that open as the driver approaches the vehicle.
The upcoming Tesla Roadster would introduce a swiping button to open the door, so Musk could be referring to a similar setup for the Cybertruck.
The Cybertruck looks to set a new standard as an EV. It provides equivalent performance to a sports car, as it can go from 0-60 miles an hour in 2.9 seconds, and can cruise up to 500 miles on a single charge. It is a hybrid of an electric vehicle and a pickup truck.
Prior to this, Musk also revealed that the upcoming Cybertruck would feature a rear steering wheel.