As the Tesla Cybertruck nears production, more details are starting to be released. The much-anticipated all-electric pickup truck will feature Tesla’s new Hardware 4 Autopilot/Full Self-Driving computer. Unfortunately, this will not be retrofitted to older Tesla models. In addition to this, the Cybertruck’s air suspension system has been revealed in a video posted on the Cybertruck Owners Forum by user Trucky.
The video shows a prototype of the pickup slowly moving with what appears to be the suspension set in its highest position, revealing the air struts. However, it does seem that the wheels on this particular prototype are smaller than the ones fitted to the version posted on the company’s website.
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Elon Musk has previously stated that Tesla is working on increasing the air suspension’s travel for better off-roading, as well as integrating it with the Full Self-Driving computer (FSD2) so that it acts automatically and adjusts the height and damping on the fly.
In addition to offering a selection of ride height levels that can be activated manually by the driver, the Cybertruck will benefit from an adaptive suspension system that works without any input from the driver, smoothing out bumps in the road. The Model S and Model X already feature air suspension, but the Cybertruck’s system will be much more versatile, catering to both on-road and off-road conditions.
Production of the Tesla Cybertruck is expected to begin in limited numbers this summer, with a ramp-up scheduled for 2024. Tesla has reportedly received 1.6 million pre-orders for the Cybertruck since its unveiling in November 2019. Several prototypes have been spotted testing out in the open, and heavy production equipment is being installed at the brand’s factory in Texas. Tesla has also posted new job openings on their official website.