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Due to safety concerns Tesla will be redesigning the Cybertruck to look more like a conventional pickup truck, according to a new report.

"Overnight, the Tesla Cybertruck's peculiar design became an internet meme, drawing comparisons with blocky vehicle models in 1990s video games. The sharp, angular design also raised concerns about pedestrian safety. In response to this feedback, Tesla has announced the Cybertruck is being completely redesigned."

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It makes sense because what we were shown all along from Tesla, was just a concept and not the final product. Also keep in mind there's a 2-3 year gap between the Cybertrucks debut and when deliveries are expected to happen. A lot can change within that timeframe (most automakers keep it down to 1 year) and soon we might be seeing the very first of them.

Along with the Mad Max design, what does everyone think Tesla engineers and designers should include in the final specs?
 

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Due to safety concerns Tesla will be redesigning the Cybertruck to look more like a conventional pickup truck, according to a new report.

"Overnight, the Tesla Cybertruck's peculiar design became an internet meme, drawing comparisons with blocky vehicle models in 1990s video games. The sharp, angular design also raised concerns about pedestrian safety. In response to this feedback, Tesla has announced the Cybertruck is being completely redesigned."

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It makes sense because what we were shown all along from Tesla, was just a concept and not the final product. Also keep in mind there's a 2-3 year gap between the Cybertrucks debut and when deliveries are expected to happen. A lot can change within that timeframe (most automakers keep it down to 1 year) and soon we might be seeing the very first of them.

Along with the Mad Max design, what does everyone think Tesla engineers and designers should include in the final specs?
I wonder how many people think this is real and not just an April Fools joke.
 

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I wonder how many people think this is real and not just an April Fools joke.
It's actually surprising to see how far it went, so much that publications like Robb Report and Barron's picked up on it:
While a joke, there is some truth to it. The Cybertrucks design isn't 100% complete and its likely that Tesla will make some changes from now til then. Only question now is what changes and to what extent.

I think it was summed up well in this take:
"First off, these kinds of April Fools’ jokes are bad. An April Fools’ joke is supposed to be funny and crazy enough that by the end, you realize that it is a joke.

But those media outlets and companies who are just making things up that are in no way and could actually be credible are just spreading misinformation for the sake of it.

I think this is a good example.

However, with that said, they are sort of onto something.

I don’t think the production version of the Cybertruck will feature a massive redesign anything close to what Carbuzz is claiming in their joke, but it will have to be updated.

Elon already confirmed that there are changes that they are planning for the production version, but unlike most automakers, Tesla only reveals products that are close to the production version.

There are also some things that Tesla is going to have to figure out in order to make the vehicle road legal in some jurisdictions.

There have been questions about the legality of the headlights, steering wheel, and of course, the lack of mirrors on the Cybertruck prototype.

Cybertruck’s front-end and rear-end are also lacking traditional bumpers and it could be hard for Tesla to convince regulators to approve the design.

In conclusion, I am sure Tesla will update the Cybertruck’s design in many ways, but no. Nothing like this joke."
 

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Good points on the regulations forcing changes. There will have to be mirrors unless something changes within the next 2 years. The headlights should be okay though. The following is from TP-108-13:
Location Height* Passenger cars MPV Trucks Buses At or near the front, at the same height, symmetrically about the vertical centerline, as far apart as practicable. Not less than 15 inches, nor more than 83 inches.

Here's the link if you would like to read about light requirements... it's a lot:
 
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