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Interesting, didn't expect it to lose door handles from the concept. This makes the Cybertruck even more futuristic and forward looking.

So we should probably expect the self-opening and closing doors like the Model X?
Probably no self opening and closing feature. $$$$

The door unlatches and "pops" open partially. Then you open it, sit, and close the door manually.
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Assuming this literally means "no door handles at all", I'm trying to picture how this would work.

Do you have to wave your phone/key fob/card/watch at a certain spot? Will holding it there for a few more second open all the doors?

Will it just detect you and open like the S and X?

What happens if you want to lock it behind you?

Will this be secure for a worksite since it's supposed to be a functional truck?

What if you only want to open a back door?

Does this apply to the gate and tonneau too? Or the frunk and sail cabinets?

Hopefully this all gets detailed in the final design release that's coming up. My need to know more has intensified.
 

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Model X ice breaker in action

see this is why I am just a dummy on the internet and not a Tesla engineer... that's pretty cool... from a "less parts = better" standpoint it sorta seems like trading one part for another, also the mechanisms needed for a self-opening door would seem to add more parts to the overall vehicle vs just a door handle... but someone else here already mentioned that making less cuts on the stainless steel is a smart move, and I can see that making sense
 

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Hmm, no "handles". Does that imply door handles? There are all kinds of handles; Like name handles (think CB radio, and social media), love handles (extra fat round the stomach/waist), a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand (door handle, tail gate handle, some protrusion that can be used to hold on to while reaching high places.)... There are probably more that I can't think of right now.
 

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I would be curious if there will be emergency entrance / exit provisions, so for example in one of my vettes, there is an emergency entrance pull in case the battery is dead or a mechanism failure. In spite of that, an older gentleman died in his Yvette some time back because he lost power inside his vette on a hot day and died in the heat. He was unaware of the location of his emergency release. As long as they have that handled, I am ok with the whole lack of door handles. I imagine the biggest driver for Tesla is the fact that door handles imply stamping the door panels for the handle location.
 

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Interesting, didn't expect it to lose door handles from the concept. This makes the Cybertruck even more futuristic and forward looking.

So we should probably expect the self-opening and closing doors like the Model X?
I'm thinking more like the Mach-E has no handles per se. They have a finger print reader. I'm thinking it will be cameras that recognize who is approaching and simply open but not fully like the X. Elon has commented many times that that car is a Faberge egg and contains many things that simply aren't necessary. I suspect its auto opening and closing may be one of those things.
 

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Hmm, no "handles". Does that imply door handles? There are all kinds of handles; Like name handles (think CB radio, and social media), love handles (extra fat round the stomach/waist), a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand (door handle, tail gate handle, some protrusion that can be used to hold on to while reaching high places.)... There are probably more that I can't think of right now.
wait wait wait... he says HANDLES. like period.. i was thinking doors only.. being narrow minded.. but this would be tailgate, sail panels, frunk, interior and exterior doors.

Now I'm even more excited.

This prevents them from having to cut holes in that thick skin for handles. awesome.
 

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This could be a problem where I live. We get some very cold temps. Freezing windows, doors, and locks are not uncommon.
Not sure how much of a problem it really will be... if there is no opening like a lock or door handle for water to get in to freeze the mechanism than not much that the cold will do. When it has been below 0 where I live the issue is normally a frozen lock or latch due to it getting wet if the whole door is frozen than that is no different than having a door handle other than harder to pull on...
 

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That's going to confuse potential hijackers and thieves whilst you're standing at the Robot (Traffic light - to those not in South Africa) waiting for the lights to turn green! That and they can't break the side windows with an old spark plug.
 

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I love this update. It will make the truck more difficult to break into, reduce production costs/part numbers and help keep the futuristic styling intact.

Let's hope the teasers keep coming until the reveal to the public in Q2.
 

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I can already see the people living in sub-zero winter states furiously staring at their frozen CT while mashing their Tesla App for the door to open.
Guarantee this is going to freeze up, and not going to work. I've never had a vehicle that at some point during the winter I'm full force yanking the door open because there is a bead of ice around the door frame. I don't see how some auto actuating motors are going to provide enough leverage to overcome this from the hinge side. This sure seems like a dumb idea.
 

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I just don't see how this is even possible! I work in an industry where we make door opening and closing systems and by regulation you need to have at least a mechanical override feature in case the electronic method doesn't work according to FMVSS. Very interesting. Can't wait to see how this is going to work.
 
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