Personally I wouldn’t want that if it were free. Too many moving parts. It also looks like the hydraulics would take up space in the bed..
Saw this on the web, hoping it's true or at least very similar...
Hey Elon, have you seen this ???
Now here's where Rivian will have it all over Tesla as they can "Tank Turn™" their vehicles in place.Couldn't the autopilot just be given freedom to rotate the truck as needed to track the sun?
Assuming you left it in an open space and just the tonneau cover had solar panelings you could maximize the power generated by just letting it turn to optimize the angle.
Speaking of unison, I wonder if there would eventually be "CT villages" at some point, where a small group of adjacent homes all with CTs cooperatively hook up to their little "grid" to provide power to the houses at night. I would buy a house there.imagine a parking lot with large spaces where u just see a fleet of rivians rotating during the day, or a gaggle of Cybertruck shifting there positions in unison.
I really dig this idea. Seems like a lot less would be needed to enable tracking. The risk I see would be under-drafting of the panels at highway speeds. They'd have to be pretty well anchored while driving. But while parked? Hell yeah.An array on a dedicated trailer could be more easily integrated with Sun tracking mechanisms for optimal exposure angle.