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Spotted this in the Cybertruck feature by Jay Leno on CNBC.

Is this possibly the side view camera screen with a black cover over it, or is it only a door speaker?

Edit: they could be covering the side view camera screen for now, pending federal approval to launch the Cybertruck without traditional side mirrors.


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I think with the minimalist design of the interior the side views will appear on the centre screen when the directional signal is turned on. This will save cost by not having additional screens on the doors.
 

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That's simply not possible. The side view displays have to be visible at ALL times while driving. And putting 2 video images on the center display 100% of the time would leave you with very little screen space for any other functions, which on the CT is all of the functions.
Looks like Model 3 is getting some side camera love on Reverse. So, it may be possible to have this managed through the center screen, or a setting. Will everyone like it, maybe not, but at least in my area, side mirrors are only required without Rearview visibility. Tesla implementing a video rearview could address this, by having a trailer mounted camera accessory similar to GM’s “invisible trailer” feature. I do understand each state has their own laws, and NHSTA sets the standard, but it does appear they’re warming up to the idea.

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Looks like Model 3 is getting some side camera love on Reverse. So, it may be possible to have this managed through the center screen, or a setting. Will everyone like it, maybe not, but at least in my area, side mirrors are only required without Rearview visibility. Tesla implementing a video rearview could address this, by having a trailer mounted camera accessory similar to GM’s “invisible trailer” feature. I do understand each state has their own laws, and NHSTA sets the standard, but it does appear they’re warming up to the idea.

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I still don't think it's possible. Yes, there is an option to bring up this view, but you couldn't have this view up all the time. How would you change the heat settings or the radio or check the map? A Model 3 also has side mirrors, so it's ok to bring up this view whenever you want, but the prototype CT does not have that option.
 

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Maybe, as part of the cost of the CyberTruck, we all get Neuralink embedded into our skulls. Then we see what the CyberTruck sees!
 

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I personally would want side mirrors. I am so used to checking my side mirror then looking behind me to make sure it’s clear prior to making a turn or lane change.
Not sure at my age I could break this habit.
Besides, it’s almost one fluid motion.
If I have to look at the center screen the look for clearance seems like wasted motion to me.
Just my humble opinion after 50 years or driving to include 28 years of pushing a patrol car around. 🚔
Thank God I don’t do that anymore.
 

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I don't recall but would it be possible to incorporate side/rear view in the rear view mirror/monitor?
 

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I personally would want side mirrors. I am so used to checking my side mirror then looking behind me to make sure it’s clear prior to making a turn or lane change.
Not sure at my age I could break this habit.
Besides, it’s almost one fluid motion.
If I have to look at the center screen the look for clearance seems like wasted motion to me.
Just my humble opinion after 50 years or driving to include 28 years of pushing a patrol car around. 🚔
Thank God I don’t do that anymore.
I agree, I’d be happy with traditional side mirrors.
 

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The thing about side mirrors is they are a major contributor to both road noise and aero drag...at least big tow mirrors are. Plus, mirrors are the thing that gets wacked on tight trails, are a pain to clean bugs and mud from, etc. I'm hoping that the CT thinks outside the box and gives us something other than the traditional when it comes to spacial awareness around our vehicle and whatever we tow.

I understand we all have 20, 30, 40, or 50+ years of how we drive to re-learn if they do something other than side mirrors, but I'm willing to try something different to reap the benefits.
 

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The thing about side mirrors is they are a major contributor to both road noise and aero drag...at least big tow mirrors are. Plus, mirrors are the thing that gets wacked on tight trails, are a pain to clean bugs and mud from, etc. I'm hoping that the CT thinks outside the box and gives us something other than the traditional when it comes to spacial awareness around our vehicle and whatever we tow.

I understand we all have 20, 30, 40, or 50+ years of how we drive to re-learn if they do something other than side mirrors, but I'm willing to try something different to reap the benefits.
If you think relearning how to drive with something other than side mirrors is going to be hard, think of the up hill battle trying to get used to that giant IPAD in the center of the dash! At 75 when I get my CT I’m going to give it one hell of a try. If I can’t, I’ll fall back on FSD.
 

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If you think relearning how to drive with something other than side mirrors is going to be hard, think of the up hill battle trying to get used to that giant IPAD in the center of the dash! At 75 when I get my CT I’m going to give it one hell of a try. If I can’t, I’ll fall back on FSD.
My Father is 71, and while initially he had some trouble driving my Model 3, he ended up saying that it wasn’t too difficult to get used to.

It takes a little time, but a quick glance over a few degrees is similar to looking down a few degrees. I find myself using cruise most of the time anyways, and you’ll appreciate the extra information you have on the screen. Like, checking your blind spots and verifying with a 3D model of your surroundings on the screen. HUD would be great too, but unlikely.

Have you gone for a test drive in a 3?
 

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For MINI drivers this should be no issue :)
Ahead of ye all.
I am hoping no side mirrors but I think screens on the inside of the doors would be best for this feature.
But I would get used to it on the pad or better on the sides of the rear view mirror maybe?
 

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The thing about side mirrors is they are a major contributor to both road noise and aero drag...at least big tow mirrors are. Plus, mirrors are the thing that gets wacked on tight trails, are a pain to clean bugs and mud from, etc. I'm hoping that the CT thinks outside the box and gives us something other than the traditional when it comes to spacial awareness around our vehicle and whatever we tow.

I understand we all have 20, 30, 40, or 50+ years of how we drive to re-learn if they do something other than side mirrors, but I'm willing to try something different to reap the benefits.
When side mirrors were invented there wasn't any other way to look backwards. With a multi-camera system it also might mean looking in one direction and seeing everything. Its the Cyber Way
 

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I've seen a concept Audi that had that in the same place but screen was bigger.
 

                           











 
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