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Nowadays Wi fi camera is a have to have while trailing with such a long combo of truck and trailer. The wi fi would be pretty easy tech add for CT.
BTY... Nice Elon is staying with Tesla even though he hates the Tesla's constant required pressure.
Maybe its not worth be the second riches man on the planet to run a juggernaut like Tesla?
 

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Nowadays Wi fi camera is a have to have while trailing with such a long combo of truck and trailer. The wi fi would be pretty easy tech add for CT.
BTY... Nice Elon is staying with Tesla even though he hates the Tesla's constant required pressure.
Maybe its not worth be the second riches man on the planet to run a juggernaut like Tesla?
I think he's critical to Tesla right now, it's too early for him to step back. EVs are still gaining traction and many people don't understand them. There is a huge amount of FUD and the media is shockingly bad at reporting on the facts around Tesla. He needs to continue to be it's figurehead, with him Tesla needs no advertising and people listen to him. I'd also like to see the Semi gain critical mass.

I also think his relentless drive to do things better and cheaper help Tesla push the envelope. There will be a time where he can step back, but not yet.
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Selfishly I would like him to work on electric planes next.
 

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Selfishly I would like him to work on electric planes next.
Elon’s exit strategy? SpaceX.

SpaceX can cross the planet point-to-point with Starships. SpaceX disrupts transcon and International overseas air routes. Leftover are shorthop commuter players like Southwest - small planes really. Tesla sees consolidation not growth in airlines. Tesla can furnish energy, technology and BEpower systems without building the whole enchilada (factory, airframe,workforce, lobby and tarmac operations).

Elon has maybe 3 more Giga and 1 Tera battery factory plus Semi, Roadster2 and a Van left in his tank. Then, transition if Tesla has no further runway clear to innovate.
 

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See header <img> for this discussion thread features a baby offroad trailer render for the dirt lovers and SpaceX crowd to campout for SpaceX launches!
 

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Elon’s exit strategy? SpaceX.

SpaceX can cross the planet point-to-point with Starships. SpaceX disrupts transcon and International overseas air routes. Leftover are shorthop commuter players like Southwest - small planes really. Tesla sees consolidation not growth in airlines. Tesla can furnish energy, technology and BEpower systems without building the whole enchilada (factory, airframe,workforce, lobby and tarmac operations).

Elon has maybe 3 more Giga and 1 Tera battery factory plus Semi, Roadster2 and a Van left in his tank. Then, transition if Tesla has no further runway clear to innovate.
Agreed.

I'm fascinated with the idea of the Starships to replace long haul flights. Kind of mind blowing and at first I thought it was silly, but the more I read about it the more I came to appreciate how plausible it is.

I think your timeline is about right because at that point they'll have most of the major segments covered. I don't think he needs to be there for the $25K vehicle honestly, as much as that may be the biggest volume seller, especially outside the USA. That seems like a shrunk Model Y pretty much, with castings and structural battery pack. They just need the volume and battery price to be low enough.

Honestly, I've been hoping to see a Tesla plane, from scratch... I just suspect they'll do something more interesting with a whole plane, but I'm ignorant of the work involved so it might be just not worth it.
 

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Guys this means anything with a Wi-Fi camera could potentially be used with the CT! Can anyone say undermounted wifi camera? I hope they make this available in the off-road mode.
 

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interesting additional info!
Nice to see Musk dribbling out new details on the Cybertruck again.

Hopefully this is a hint that deliveries are going to start around EOY as scheduled.
 

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Nice to see Musk dribbling out new details on the Cybertruck again.

Hopefully this is a hint that deliveries are going to start around EOY as scheduled.
Minimal design changes from what was shown 2 years ago would suggest as much.
 

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Y'all should know that WiFi (or 2.4ghz) cameras are already common in towing setups.

I just the Furrion wireless backup camera on my travel trailer with my GMC Sierra.

The same system would be portable to the Cybertruck, since it only requires a 12V power supply in the truck -- and it gets its power from trailer lighting.

There are a half a dozen similar systems, most of them cheaper. I went with the Furrion system because I had a deadline it was more-or-less guaranteed to be trivial to install on my trailer (it was).

There are only a few things that Tesla can do better here:
  1. Use the existing center screen. My existing camera display uses a suction cup to attach to the windshield. It's easy to install and manage but there is no perfect place for it.
  2. Be even easier to install than the Furrion system. Pretty hard to beat a single screwdriver installation and a suction cup.
  3. Higher resolution cameras in better positions. The camera I have is pretty good this way, but more pixels, higher dynamic range, and less distortion would be better -- even if the Furion system is perfectly adequate.
This stuff doesn't belong in the Cybertruck MVP. But, if they improve on the existing systems (a surprisingly high bar), then that would be very nice. It's harder to beat this system than you'd think, though.

Until Tesla beats the existing systems out there, use my existing system and be happy.

Here's a review of the Furrion system:
https://www.youtube.com/watch\?v\=_jPiuPUo9i0
 
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Y'all should know that WiFi (or 2.4ghz) cameras are already common in towing setups.
I'd heard of them. Just isn't clear yet whether Tesla intends to integrate with existing cameras out there.
 
 
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