Will the Cybertruck Body Cause Glare Issues for Other Drivers?

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I live in the land of the frivolous lawsuits (IL). Will the surface of this vehicle cause issues for other drivers during early morning and late day sun or from headlights of vehicles traveling behind it at night?
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I live in the land of the frivolous lawsuits (IL). Will the surface of this vehicle cause issues for other drivers during early morning and late day sun or from headlights of vehicles traveling behind it at night?
Probably not because the surface is not polished to the point where it is a specular reflector. That doesn't mean someone won't file a suit, however.
 

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I live in the land of the frivolous lawsuits (IL). Will the surface of this vehicle cause issues for other drivers during early morning and late day sun or from headlights of vehicles traveling behind it at night?
No

Off camber and off axis panels that comprise the exterior of the CT greatly reduce in-plane refections to near-Zero.

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I live in the land of the frivolous lawsuits (IL). Will the surface of this vehicle cause issues for other drivers during early morning and late day sun or from headlights of vehicles traveling behind it at night?
You could fairly easily knock down the glare by having it buffed or sanded to a lower sheen. I am sure this will become a thing once the CT is out as a way for people to differentiate.
 

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Flat planes only glare in specific angles. Curves, however, have many angles. So any glare wouldn't last long, unlike on a curve.

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Oh no, we are starting to loop, we have been here before. deja vu all over again and again.....

January 30, 2020


okay. well,

if these are allowed on the road I don't see why the cybertruck would be any different

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Well here is a thought. The dairy truck in the photo has a curved surface that does not present such a "sun flash" hazard that a flat panel (mirror) would and potentially blind another driver and cause a wreck. Sun flash is pretty strong. While I worked in the USCG conducting searches in the Carribean it was not uncommon to get a strong signal mirror flash from 7 miles away and they get your attention real quick in a survival situation out on the water.
 
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