And I’m the opposite, 4 wheel steering is a game changer for me, drive-by-wire I can do without but if it really won’t have an option to choose the type of steering (yoke vs steering wheel) then drive-by-wire is a must.I would be most disappointed w/out this feature. I could care less about 4 wheel steering or drive by wire.
I still hate capacitive touch buttons. Not for me.I liked Franz's careful choice of words in the interview when asked speculative questions. He answered questions when he could, provided us as much to look forward to as possible, while still keeping their developmental secrets safe. Overall, I think the interview will have intelligent people even more stoked about the Cybertruck.
I also liked the part where Franz talked about wanting to make the Teslas feel like a new car driving experience to the owner even after it is a few years old, specifically when talking about capacitive-touch buttons in the steering yokes of the S/X plaids, and not using a control button type that would collect grunge and dirt. No legacy auto maker wants us to feel like our car is still like new when it is four to six years old, because they instead want us to be getting tired of it for wanting to buy their next style fad model year.
Tesla focuses on the ownership experience for the long term, while legacy auto focuses on the ownership experience as a recurring short term impression to generate sales and service incidents.
There is a contrast between Franz's realism about the Model 3/Y styles, in saying that "...don't fix it if it isn't broken", and the MSM's desperate attempts to throw shade on Tesla by saying their models are stale and haven't been updated, or that they don't have a lot of varying models. In my view Tesla only updates hardware and body design when there would be significant value added for the amount of work and retooling required, such as the Model S facelift, and the Model S/X plaid and interiors refresh.
I think my Model ≡ looks just fine, but of course I think it would look better with a Cybertruck sitting next to it!
I wished he would've asked Franz more about HW4, but maybe that was an intentionally limited subject to some degree, or maybe I missed it. Interesting that this interview actually happened before the Tesla price cuts.