Latest Cybertruck interior shots reveal Tesla's rejection of sensible user interface design
Images of the inside of the Tesla Cybertruck have made their way onto the internet after the most recent prototype was revealed at the company's investor event at the Texas Gigafactory. The images, posted to the Cybertruck Owners Club forum, reveal what appears to be a relatively final version of the vehicle, and some of the Cybertruck's interior design features are real head-scratchers.
On the positive side of things, Tesla seems to have realised that the first revision of the yoke steering wheel was flawed, and it has replaced it with a design that resembles something more traditional with a closed top and bottom. Whether Tesla will nail the steering experience, on the other hand, remains to be seen. There have been hints at steer-by-wire for the Cybertruck, meaning there is hope that the first-generation yoke disaster won't replay itself in the Cybertruck.
The first issue that sticks out is the Cybertruck's dash that looks a bit more like a padded dining room table than a dash. It's long, flat, and featureless, which is par for the course when it comes to the Cybertruck. While it might be aesthetically cohesive, the deep dash does bring up some questions about how easy it's going to be to clean the windshield. To either side of the dash, there are sizeable a-pillars which, in combination with the door frame and pillar, may present visibility issues, given the angle of the pillar and how far forward they extend.
Like in Tesla's other vehicle, there's no instrument cluster behind the steering apparatus, and there appear to be no control stalks in sight either, relegating basically all control and driving info to the centre display. Relying on the central infotainment screen has its benefits when it comes to cost, but there's a lot of debate around the practicality of the system.
While the Cybertruck doesn't have a solid center console that extends all the way to the dash, there is a sizeable storage compartment between the two front seats with a mini tonneau cover over the front portion. As the start of production for the Cybertruck approaches, it seems as though Tesla is having to be more realistic about the vehicle. Gone are the ambitions of a front central jump seat, and we've already seen the monstrosity Tesla had to implement to clean the windscreen.
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