The microblogging service Twitter has published a new video of four-wheel steering performed by Tesla Cybertruck. The video gives a better idea of this feature.
Rear wheel steering (or four wheel steering) is the ability to steer the rear axle when cornering. As a rule, the rear wheels turn at a smaller angle than the front ones, but this feature allows you to noticeably reduce the turning radius.
A few years ago, General Motors showed the GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck, which is able to move in “crab mode” using steerable rear wheels. Since then, several other automakers have announced the use of a rear wheel steering system in their vehicles. Back in 2021, Tesla announced that the Cybertruck would also have this capability.
“We are adding rear wheel steering so it can make tight turns and maneuver to a high degree,” Elon Musk said earlier.
Last year, a short video of the Cybertruck was shown, where the ability of the rear wheels to turn was lit up for only a second. This time, a longer video appeared, which more clearly shows the ability to control four wheels.
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Musk commented on the video, stating that the Cybertruck proved to be a difficult vehicle to build, as it “is unlike any other.” At the same time, he confirmed that the production of the car will begin this year.
Tesla recently stated that it intends to start production of the Cybertruck this summer. But don’t expect large shipments until 2024, when Tesla ramps up mass production.
Tesla Cybertruck has collected 1.5 million pre-orders – mass production will begin in mid-2023
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