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Cool to see a forum section for the Semi now... here some cool info I was just admiring yesterday.

https://evannex.com/blogs/news/tesl...ilt-around-the-driver-tesla-engineer-explains

TESLA ENGINEER EXPLAINS SEMI’S SPACIOUS, DRIVER-FOCUSED CABIN

Tesla unveiled more information about the finalized design of its Semi at a delivery event in December. During the presentation, CEO Elon Musk spoke with Tesla Semi senior engineer Dan Priestly about the electric truck’s driver-focused interior.

Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Semi's spacious driver-focused cabin deep-dive look by Tesla engineer Tesla-Semi-Cabin-Top-View_1024x1024
Above: Tesla Semi cabin inside view from the top. (Source: Tesla)

“Tesla Semi cabin is built around the driver,” said Priestly about the Semi's interior cabin and driver space.

The Tesla Semi cabin is far from the traditional internal combustion engine truck cabin, as its roomier design allows for the driver to freely stand upright. Even tall people are easily able to stand inside the cabin, as Priestly explains.

Tesla also showed the following video clip, where a driver enters the Tesla Semi cabin, takes off his jacket, and hangs it on the rear wall of the truck’s cabin.

“It’s not a sleeper cab, it’s a day cab,” Priestly added.




The most interesting design change from traditional ICE trucks is the Tesla Semi’s driver’s seat, which is positioned directly in the cabin's center. According to Musk, the positioning seat is meant to offer maximum visibility with the help of the Semi's various cameras and sensors.

“As I said, it’s as easy to drive as a Model 3. Like, with basically no training you can drive this, you know, you got to think bigger when you’re driving it but it’s not hard to drive — it’s really easy. We put the seat in the center for maximum visibility, and you can stand up in the cabin,” Musk said.

By “no training,” Elon Musk means that drivers who are already well-versed in driving a Tesla vehicle will easily be able to drive the Semi. For drivers with previous experience driving a Tesla vehicle, the Tesla Semi should be easy to transition to.

As we can see in the Tesla Semi cabin picture above, Tesla has provided ample storage space on the driver's right-hand side. The driver can store beverages, snacks and other items for long trips.

The Tesla Semi also has wireless phone charging. In the above image and video, you can see another seat behind the driver on the right, offering space for a companion or an assistant driver.

The most attractive features in the Tesla Semi interior are its dual 15-inch screens on both sides of the dashboard. These are the same screens used in the Tesla Model 3, and the dashboard’s clean minimal design also resonates with the Model 3/Y theme.

Tesla delivered the first batch of the Tesla Semi trucks to PepsiCo in recent weeks. The multinational beverage maker placed an order for 100 Tesla Semis in 2017, and received the first units from the delivery after five years working closely with the automaker.




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Among the complaints about the design, I must agree with one about the driver position: it’s nearly impossible to interact through the window to pay a toll, share paperwork, etc.

It needs one of those pneumatic tubes like at the bank lol
 

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Tools are paid by "easy pay" or similar no contact method..... no need to stop
 

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Perhaps one day will be optioned so the seat slides to the window. Along with the pull down feeding tube. :)
 

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Perhaps one day will be optioned so the seat slides to the window. Along with the pull down feeding tube. :)
Starting to sound like The Matrix. Once you have a feeding tube connected, it won’t be long before there is a waste tube. Followed by neuralink and the driver can just be suspended in goo.

I hope FSD just takes over before that. Just skip the attached driver.
 


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Among the complaints about the design, I must agree with one about the driver position: it’s nearly impossible to interact through the window to pay a toll, share paperwork, etc.

It needs one of those pneumatic tubes like at the bank lol
Maybe they can integrate the robo-snake to "handle" those tasks.
 

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"Elon Musk means that drivers who are already well-versed in driving a Tesla vehicle will easily be able to drive the Semi."

FORWARD.

Will be easy to drive FORWARD.

Backing up a semi? That's a skill that should never be under appreciated in a truck driver, and beyond the ability of 99% of drivers (the ones that can't even handle slant in parking in a lot). Yes, I've been hit too many times in parking lots....
 

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I reckon there could be a way to mark a point on the screen, and the truck will backup on its own
 

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Tap an object to define the end of the space?

Or have it follow you like a dog?

Really need the 360 ground view so it can put itself in the lines, if any.

-Crissa
 
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Imagine certain stretches of highway allowing the truck to employ FSD allowing driver sack time. (I am a fan of dedicated interstate Cargo highways)
 

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So Tesla delivered ten Semi trucks to Pepsi. I would like to know when is the next Delivery? How many are they delivering? How is the ramp up going?
 

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I agree that anybody that can drive a Tesla car could probably drive the semi.
Bobtailed (no trailer) and in a big wide opened parking lot.
I was a long haul trucker for most of my adult life and driving a loaded tractor trailer on the highway and in constricted urban areas is not for the faint of heart and untrained masses.
One mistake and you can kill yourself and a lot of other people.
Not to mention all the clueless knuckle dragging morons out there with little or no drivers training in smaller vehicles that are looking for a Darwin Award.
If I had a dollar for every idiot I had to dodge to keep from having a wreck I could buy a lot of Tesla stock.
I have had cretins look right at me and pull out of a side road directly in front of a fully loaded HAZMAT tanker.
Add to this that the Federal gooberment finally fixed trucking until it is completely broken. The Elog (electronic log books) mandate made an already difficult job mind numbingly frustrating.
This is why you see more and more foreign drivers being brought in by big trucking companies on work visas. Most of them speak and read very little English.
I think the Tesla semi is great but it is not going to fix trucking. '
At some point in time FSD will be installed in Class 8 trucks and a lot of people will be out of work.
Progress and safety?
Maybe.
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