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@greggertruck ,
- 5 points for not having a date of filming for the video.
+ 10 points for having a Cybertruck in the video.
- 876,431 points for it being vertically filmed.

Thanks for sharing it though. I'm just going to complain because I'm snickery.
I do not like vertical video either, but it is easier to hold the phone vertically while recording, especially if you’re driving. You can also blame TikTok and other social media apps that have popularized portrait video on their platforms.
 

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I missed where that was determined, too. I don't think it's true.
Quite a few things have changed on the CyberTruck since it was revealed 4 years ago. From the exoskeleton body becoming an exoskeleton skin, to the removal of the sail storage units, etc.

The headlights have to meet certain standards and legal requirements. I think the front light bar is more cosmetic now with the actual headlights and amber turn signals down below.
 

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I do not like vertical video either, but it is easier to hold the phone vertically while recording, especially if you’re driving. You can also blame TikTok and other social media apps that have popularized portrait video on their platforms.
When the Gen Z kids are the age of us Baby-Boomers, they'll be complaining about people recording video in the re-discovered "sideways" format; "We hate it when they turn their heads sideways to eye-cap a thing!"
 

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When the Gen Z kids are the age of us Baby-Boomers, they'll be complaining about people recording video in the re-discovered "sideways" format; "We hate it when they turn their heads sideways to eye-cap a thing!"
It's not just the youngsters that commit this cinematic blunder. Ideally one should orient the camera (horizontal or vertical) to capture the relevant visual content.
 


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Your weather conditions must not be very demanding. Around here the snow will plaster on any headlights, even if they are flush or protruding, depending upon the particular conditions. At least the old energy hog tungsten and halogen lights produced enough heat to melt snow, but only if it was not too frigid outside. My Mazda had protruding halogen headlights and even they would not stay clear in many snowstorms. The solution, if the car is not equipped with wipers on the headlights, is to pull over and clear them whenever the view gets too dim to see well enough. LED's are actually an advantage sometimes because their lack of heat can keep the headlight lens cool enough that snow doesn't stick, if it's cold enough outside.

There really are no complete solutions to driving at night in all snowstorms. My previous Volvo had headlight wipers but in some conditions the wiper blades would freeze to the headlight and become inoperative without clearing them manually.

The fact of the matter is that winter driving comes with some additional challenges. Fortunately, they are all pretty straightforward to solve. People who don't want to take the extra effort simply avoid driving when conditions are that bad. They call in sick to work, skip school, cancel travel plans, or call a taxi or a friend or relative to drive them.
it is actually very good point and concern about headlights being placed low and recessed. dont know about "plowing through the snow" but the recessed part is not good.. in Northwest LED traffic lights get clogged with snow and you cant make if it is on or color. I remember some "expert" trashing electric cars as not ready for winter and using Rivian as example as their LED hedlights were not getting worm enough to melt the snow and how incandescent headlights on ICE cars are superior to EV's.
I saw Rivian in winter with clogged headlights (due to being recessed and wet snow sticking there). that did not happen to my M3 with LED's due to traditional dome-like design.
 

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It's not just the youngsters that commit this cinematic blunder. Ideally one should orient the camera (horizontal or vertical) to capture the relevant visual content.
What about those who start the video horizontal but then part way through tilt to make vertical? Or start vertical and switch to horizontal?
 

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Where is the upper light bar? If not then not all of the lights. I haven't seen the upper light bar in a long time.
Potentially an off-road accessory you can buy later on.
 

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Potentially an off-road accessory you can buy later on.
If not standard I would not care to have it. There are some add-on accessories I would be happy to buy, such as a winch or a rack, but not this. I saw it at the unveiling and later on Elon said all CTs would have it, and I liked it as part of the design. I have no other use for it myself. I have not seen/read anything that legally contradicts having one if it is mounted internally and is sealed off to avoid glare to the cameras, so if Tesla decided to remove it from the design that is fine. I think it would be an ugly after-market add on, requiring drilling and routing wires, dealing with compatibility with the 48-volt architecture, non-integration with the software, etc.; it is much easier for Tesla to do it now. These are only thoughts as I have no expertise or any other foundation with the company, but it does seem to make sense from my point of view.
 

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If not standard I would not care to have it. There are some add-on accessories I would be happy to buy, such as a winch or a rack, but not this. I saw it at the unveiling and later on Elon said all CTs would have it, and I liked it as part of the design. I have no other use for it myself. I have not seen/read anything that legally contradicts having one if it is mounted internally and is sealed off to avoid glare to the cameras, so if Tesla decided to remove it from the design that is fine. I think it would be an ugly after-market add on, requiring drilling and routing wires, dealing with compatibility with the 48-volt architecture, non-integration with the software, etc.; it is much easier for Tesla to do it now. These are only thoughts as I have no expertise or any other foundation with the company, but it does seem to make sense from my point of view.
Tesla software is pretty good at accepting aftermarket items like the Frunk opener from Hannshow, for instance. It opens and closes from the screen or the app. I didn't even have to do anything IRT the software. It just knew and shows the appropriate "Open" or "Close" symbols on screen.
 


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Tesla software is pretty good at accepting aftermarket items like the Frunk opener from Hannshow, for instance. It opens and closes from the screen or the app. I didn't even have to do anything IRT the software. It just knew and shows the appropriate "Open" or "Close" symbols on screen.
The integration with the Tesla in-car UI may be good for some items like the frunk/tailgate openers and behind steering wheel displays, but likely less good for phone and watch apps. all of those devices require the installer to run wires behind the dash (or wherever) and to hook up to the wiring harness and/or data ports, but all of them are less intrusive than would be wiring in the roof line. I am just saying that this is not something I would personally find compelling enough to purchase and install, but I have also not purchased and installed any of the other items mentioned for similar reasons.
 

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I remember some "expert" trashing electric cars as not ready for winter and using Rivian as example as their LED hedlights were not getting worm enough to melt the snow and how incandescent headlights on ICE cars are superior to EV's.
A lot of financial interests are threatened by adoption of EV's over ICE. Some of the threatened people will trash EV's for any reason they think will sound believable in hopes that it convinces at least one more person to stick with ICE. But trashing EV's because they might have LED headlights is really dumb. I remember before EV's were popular, people were clamoring to get LED headlights (but they were out of financial reach for many). People love good quality LED headlights, ICE or EV.

I saw Rivian in winter with clogged headlights (due to being recessed and wet snow sticking there). that did not happen to my M3 with LED's due to traditional dome-like design.
Even the headlights on your Model 3 will become plastered with snow under certain environmental temperatures, humidity levels, snow types and vehicle speeds. I've had it happen a number of times. This is true of EVERY vehicle ever made, ICE or EV, and halogen, tungsten, HID or LED, and curved, flat or domed lenses. Different heat outputs between various lamp types will simply shift the problematic temperatures, speeds and humidities up or down the scale. Wipers on the headlights will clear snow and ice most of the time, but wipers don't work with headlight lenses with very pronounced domes and any headlight wiper can become inoperative in extreme conditions. It's also extra equipment that is not often much of a benefit. Probably the biggest benefit of headlight wipers is clearing the road grime off the lens during grimy conditions.

For headlights without wipers, the solution is simply to periodically manually remove snow buildup (and clean the road grime off the lens periodically during non-snowy weather). Snow buildup means you are in a snowstorm and, most of the time, I find the more diffuse light through a bit of snow buildup better than the glare of clear headlights (due to the amount of reflective snow everywhere). It's only when it gets thick enough to start to "blackout" the headlights that I find it better to clear it manually. In most conditions, this takes some time to buildup enough to bother with. Often, I don't clear the snow off my headlights until I arrive at my destination.
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