A Tesla Cybertruck equipped with calibration tools has just been spotted in California.
The truck looks standard, except for the wires and sensors attached to the body panels for calibration purposes.
This being the Cybertruck, the video of course immediately went viral.
So what is this exactly?
In essence, all modern cars are equipped with a long list of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and they have to be calibrated.
Specifically, the term calibration refers to the fine tuning of the many ADAS sensors found throughout the vehicle.
From airbag deployment to lane-change assistance, from emergency braking to blind spot assistance – and so on.
It’s great to see that Tesla is taking road safety seriously.
But it’d be even greater to see an actual customer at the wheel of a Cybertruck on a road, though.
So far, we’ve seen prototypes, camo-wrapped mules and concept trucks at car shows.
The thing is, the Tesla Cybertruck is like a movie that ends up in development hell and stays there for years.
You know they’re working on it, you know who directs it, who stars in it, but you never see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The same can be said for the Cybertruck.
We know what it looks like, we know what powers it, we (roughly) know what it’s going to cost.
We’ve even seen the assembly line for it.
But we still don’t know when the first trucks will actually be delivered.
Elon Musk swears it’ll happen in the coming months, and he also says Tesla has the capacity to produce anywhere between 250,000 and 500,000 Cybertrucks every year.
Then again, knowing how Musk operates, we’d probably take both statements with a pinch of salt.