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  1. CT vulnerabilities to persistent climate extremes

    When you live in a hot climate you know that anything not made of metal is going to eventually get ruined by the sun. Car interiors are especially vulnerable because of the greenhouse effect with all of that glass. If you can't park your vehicle under shade, then a windscreen sun shade is a...
  2. Is the folded exoskeleton actually easy to manufacture

    They may be able to get away with a small number of HSS cross members located at high stress points.
  3. Air suspension and tire in/deflation from cab

    Maybe this should be an optional extra. It would probably be about a $2,000 option. Personally I would keep the $2k and just keep using my Staun tyre deflators to air down and then plug in a hose to the onboard air to re-inflate the tyres. Now a remote tyre pressure sensor is something that...
  4. 30X stainless steel will be a challenge for insurers and body shops

    I took it too mean that the doors would be made of thicker 30X SS, so they would be 'bullet proof'. The hood of the truck would likely be thinner 30X as it is less likely to be impacted while parking or driving in difficult terrain. The body of the CT would have to be a lighter gauge metal so...
  5. Sandy Munro Talks Cybertruck Icon Status, Manufacturing Cost, Safety on HyperChange

    I think Munro is more referring to the unique manufacturing processes and externalised load bearing aspects of the CT. Traditional pickup trucks have their body panels stamped out from a large press. This includes cab on chassis as well as the unibody styles shown here. The benefits to...
  6. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    Tesla tank turn code snipet, 'if driver not equal ajdelange AND if speed less than 6 mph, enable tank turn mode.'.
  7. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    It would be super easy to make this feature near idiot proof. Friction is greatly reduced at lower speeds, which is something that can be easily controlled by software. The tank turn would need to be software controlled anyway. Personally I see little value in the high speed tank turn, whereas...
  8. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    It would be incredibly useful for some people if a tank turn feature could halve the turning circle of the CT. For some people it could mean the difference between parking it on your property or on the street. Or it could mean they can squeeze the CT into that last available but very tight...
  9. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    When I tank turn my excavator on flat ground it definitely doesn't drift sideways. If I'm on a slope of loose gravel, then sure it would drift around a bit. Like any driving maneuver you need to factor in the road conditions and obstacles around you. It's the same as Ludicrous mode, it's...
  10. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    Going by this test drive - - I would say curb to curb turning circle of over 40 feet, which would be good considering it's wheelbase length.
  11. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    Well that is one way to do a tank turn, but there is another way which I described. It is actually a maneuver I often perform on my own mini-excavator. I find that when I am in really tight spots, and I need to carefully avoid smashing the boom into something like my house, I will inch the...
  12. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    It would be really useful to park the CT in the parking bay beside my driveway. I'm actually not even sure I could get the CT into the bay without the tank turn feature. I park my Triton ute there now which is a really tight squeeze, but the CT has a wheelbase that is 32" longer than the...
  13. Rivian announces Tank Turn feature

    You should be able to perform slow tank turns with the twin motor CT. It would need to be a function you could select from the screen. It would be really useful for some tight parking situations and would work like this. Slow tank turn right: Brake right wheels, roll left wheels forward 4"...
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