Tonneau cover of transparent aluminum

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It just occurred to me that since the glass is so tough, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have an option where the tonneau is made of the stuff? Then we could have a full length skylight in the back! @elon have you thought of that?





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I would prefer a very very strong cover, not that i need it but I like the idea behind the vaults name basically implying that it's so strong.

Also if you look at the Cybertruck page where it has the camping option that they said would come with the truck, you can see through the side of the tent and out the top. So if you are camping, you'll have a nice view of the stars, even if it's not as clear as an all glass roof. Another reason why I wouldn't really want an all glass cover is when i'm using my Cybertruck as a hotel. A common sleeping spot for this use is Walmart parking lots, since they almost always allow for people to park overnight to sleep in the parking lot, even with trailers. But if i was sleeping at a walmart, I would really rather not have people who want to see a Cybertruck up close, also see me up close.

But who knows, they could release an option for the cover to be replaced with armor glass. If they did I would suspect that each peice would still have a frame around it since glass is weakest at the edge. Armor glass or not, hit glass at the edge and it will probably crack.
 

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The angle of the slats (and their articulation) would be such that it would be difficult to see anything inside except from above the Cybertruck. Add a coating of solar cells and it would be practically impossible to see inside, it would be looking through venetian blinds.

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I would prefer a very very strong cover, not that i need it but I like the idea behind the vaults name basically implying that it's so strong.

Also if you look at the Cybertruck page where it has the camping option that they said would come with the truck, you can see through the side of the tent and out the top. So if you are camping, you'll have a nice view of the stars, even if it's not as clear as an all glass roof. Another reason why I wouldn't really want an all glass cover is when i'm using my Cybertruck as a hotel. A common sleeping spot for this use is Walmart parking lots, since they almost always allow for people to park overnight to sleep in the parking lot, even with trailers. But if i was sleeping at a walmart, I would really rather not have people who want to see a Cybertruck up close, also see me up close.

But who knows, they could release an option for the cover to be replaced with armor glass. If they did I would suspect that each peice would still have a frame around it since glass is weakest at the edge. Armor glass or not, hit glass at the edge and it will probably crack.
Armor glass is what I was talking about.
 

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How about a slightly cheaper version of the cybertruck without the tonneau cover. Then folks putting on a camper or 3rd party solar or even transparent bed covers could do whatever they wanted.

I myself don't completely trust the long term waterproofing of a roll top cover with so many moving parts. I hope that's just my ignorance of tonneau covers speaking, though.
 

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How about a slightly cheaper version of the cybertruck without the tonneau cover. Then folks putting on a camper or 3rd party solar or even transparent bed covers could do whatever they wanted.

I myself don't completely trust the long term waterproofing of a roll top cover with so many moving parts. I hope that's just my ignorance of tonneau covers speaking, though.
Now, it's reasonable. It will probably be reasonably secure against rain but not wind-blown. And a stripped down skateboard+exoskeleton would be a great version to sell to modders.

That is how the F-150 gets so many sales.

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