Tesla and Elon Musk have been in the news for a long time now, most recently being for its Cybertruck. The company first announced the vehicle in November of 2019.
Four years later, the first Cybertruck was finally built. When the public first saw the much-hyped vehicle when its prototype was shown to the public, the presentation took somewhat of an awkward turn when people called out the vehicle’s brake lights and a failed experiment!
Wanting to show off the vehicle’s so-called ‘unbreakable’ windows, Franz von Holzhausen, the Tesla designer, threw a metal ball towards the Cybertruck which broke the glass on contact. Then, when the electric car was first available for purchase, people were left a bit underwhelmed by the quality of the vehicle.
Meanwhile, others took to the internet to show gaps in the paneling on various parts of the car, giving it an unfinished look. Most recently, the Cybertruck has people talking about its brake lights. The indicators on the car at each side of the LED bar are the same color as the brake light and the tail light, further increasing people’s confusion.
Safety Concerns Piling Up
Not only confused, some people are also concerned with what potential safety concerns this design can cause. This is just one of the safety concerns that Tesla has come across this year. Earlier, the firm had to recall a huge number of self-driving software cars because of the crash risk as reported by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The system issue was reported because of the potential to allow the car to act unsafe around intersections. This led to the firm recalling 363,000 vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software across models like 2016-2023 Model S, 2017-2023 Model 3, Model X, and 2020-2023 Model Y. And, is it just us, or is that car really weird looking?