Cybertruck Steering Wheel Dimensions

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When driving I drink coffee wth one hand, and change radio stations with one hand, and also hold the wheel with two hands, but one way I am most comfortable is when I can hold the wheel in the center bottom of the wheel (photos of my Toyota Prius V5 steering wheel are included to further explain).

I drive an older Mercedes SL500, I would get a newer one but Mercedes changed their steering wheel designs, as did many other auto manufacturers, and the " T " shape is what has been a popular steering wheel design for many years now.
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I am hoping the Cybertruck has a large enough area for me to hold the wheel with one hand centered, when I am using my other hand to do other activities.

Also, I am slightly disabled with one of my hands, and having a full grip on the wheel with one hand aids my driving technique.
 

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When driving I drink coffee wth one hand, and change radio stations with one hand, and also hold the wheel with two hands, but one way I am most comfortable is when I can hold the wheel in the center bottom of the wheel (photos of my Toyota Prius V5 steering wheel are included to further explain).

I drive an older Mercedes SL500, I would get a newer one but Mercedes changed their steering wheel designs, as did many other auto manufacturers, and the " T " shape is what has been a popular steering wheel design for many years now.
E44A48A9-90D7-41CF-9D0D-023F3ABDC24D.jpeg
798C4417-76BF-4AA8-A83D-55016C2759D6.jpeg


I am hoping the Cybertruck has a large enough area for me to hold the wheel with one hand centered, when I am using my other hand to do other activities.

Also, I am slightly disabled with one of my hands, and having a full grip on the wheel with one hand aids my driving technique.
I'm with you in hoping the CT has a more traditional steering wheel. Though I liked the one in the prototype, I could see where one handed driving would be a pain and I'm betting most of us spend some time driving with one hand either at the top or bottom of the wheel.

Since it's fly-by-wire, I wonder if it would be possible to keep the current design but make it where you could adjust where center is. I mean, you'd hit "change steering wheel position" and be able to rotate the wheel 90 degrees to make it where you could drive like your picture shows. Hmm...
 

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When driving I drink coffee wth one hand, and change radio stations with one hand, and also hold the wheel with two hands, but one way I am most comfortable is when I can hold the wheel in the center bottom of the wheel (photos of my Toyota Prius V5 steering wheel are included to further explain).

I drive an older Mercedes SL500, I would get a newer one but Mercedes changed their steering wheel designs, as did many other auto manufacturers, and the " T " shape is what has been a popular steering wheel design for many years now.
E44A48A9-90D7-41CF-9D0D-023F3ABDC24D.jpeg
798C4417-76BF-4AA8-A83D-55016C2759D6.jpeg


I am hoping the Cybertruck has a large enough area for me to hold the wheel with one hand centered, when I am using my other hand to do other activities.

Also, I am slightly disabled with one of my hands, and having a full grip on the wheel with one hand aids my driving technique.
Interesting thought! I might add that Tesla has a pretty good voice command system. I imagine it will only get better with the cyber truck. That should solve a huge chunk of your issue right there. Otherwise i cant think of many vehicles that have ever actually gone to production with the type of steering wheel shown on the prototype. I would look to other Tesla models for what to expect the design to look like, just with a little more "cyber" :ROFLMAO:
 
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Interesting thought! I might add that Tesla has a pretty good voice command system. I imagine it will only get better with the cyber truck. That should solve a huge chunk of your issue right there. Otherwise i cant think of many vehicles that have ever actually gone to production with the type of steering wheel shown on the prototype. I would look to other Tesla models for what to expect the design to look like, just with a little more "cyber" :ROFLMAO:
thanks for the thought. The original steering wheel design they show looks very grippable for my needs, as I saw in the 2021 Tesla Cybertruck Interior Youtube video, it would be cool if they refrain from drastic changes of it, or change it a little to make the center bottom of the wheel a vertically wider design. excited to see the finished product!
 

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I couldn't find a decent picture of the CT's steering wheel, so I created a crude diagram to demonstrate my thoughts. If it remains rectangular, then add an after market loop at the bottom so that you can use it as you do today. Like:
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I would like the steering wheel feels "beefier" if that is correct wording, at least 38mm in diameter. Not to light when turning and better road feel like the Model3. I hope there is no bump steer like my full size SUV that has original tires and suspension.
 
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I couldn't find a decent picture of the CT's steering wheel, so I created a crude diagram to demonstrate my thoughts. If it remains rectangular, then add an after market loop at the bottom so that you can use it as you do today. Like:
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Yea, I assume an aftermarket attachment probably exists, if that is what's necessary that will suffice.
 

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Hanging on to the bottom of the wheel may be problematic for autopilot and FSD to sense the drivers hand on the wheel. I do like the flat bottom of Toyota wheels but I’m not sure Tesla will allow it.
 

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I don’t think the shape of the wheel concerns me as much as the functionality of it. I find myself always fighting with my tilt and telescope to achieve the most comfortable driving position.
 

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in the future of FSD, the steering wheel may begin to feel more and more... in the way.
Of course, my reptilian brain say - give me my tried and true traditional stuck-in-the-mud steering-wheel.
 

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Steering wheel functionality hasn't changed and see that fundamentally the steering wheel is First Principles in design, engineering and development. CT prototypes played on the idea that it could be re-engineered. Historically, simply adding a swivel knob to steering wheels were outlawed by which to steer one-handed. SO I think drive-by-wire on the other side of the wheel is where any new engineering will take place.

Innovation awaits traction control, skid-steer, hill descent, locker and asleep-at-the-wheel integration currently in vogue as electrical takes over the automotive mechanical world once known as rigs. It will be interesting to see exactly how Tesla will actualize innovation on the wheel or drive-by-wire.

A mechanical gearhead who knows how to drive "ice", 4x4 and straight axel driven vehicles, I have learned from VW's direct shift gearbox (DSG) that automation can be better, faster and safer than any human. I look forward to how Tesla matches the genius, innovation and execution that no less than Pesce of Porsche fame designed into the DSG gearbox. Its simply a mechanical/electrical tour de force pinnacle achievement that simply works. I can't wait to enter the Cybertruck version of future transport.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if we soon see steering wheels that telescope beyond comfortable distance in order to be safer during an accident and more comfortable when in FSD!
 

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What about the base wheel as it is now, but then have top and bottom sections that you could add/interchange with other snap and lock modules to make it just the way you want it?
 

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