Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave a small preview of the automaker’s upcoming semi truck.
Earlier this month, Musk took to Twitter to spill some details on the semi truck, saying it’s “seriously next level” and that it would debut in September. But that’s a few months away and Musk didn’t want to wait that long to tease the next vehicle from the American automaker. The teaser image was shown at a TED talk at the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver and although it doesn’t show much, it does give us an idea of the futuristic style Tesla is shooting for.
Interestingly there aren’t any mirrors on the teaser image, so Tesla could be thinking ahead and incorporating a sophisticated camera system. Then again, the automaker might just be building the semi truck to be fully autonomous, making mirrors unnecessary. Musk alluded to something similar when someone asked him on Twitter about a traditional speedometer on the Tesla Model 3, which will only have one screen in the center of the dash. Musk replied saying “The more autonomous a car is, the less dash info you need. How often do you look at the instrument panel when being driven in a taxi?” In a way, the same logic could be applied to side mirrors, if the semi truck is fully self driving.
For now there aren’t very many details on the semi truck, but Jalopnik reports Musk said it is “spry” and it can be driven like a sports car.
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