Cyber Truck. Love & Hate. You?

Cyber Truck

From a designer’s point of view, the cybertruck design solutions are amazing. Public eye’s perspective, I am not sure the current design has executed successfully as there weren’t much explanation about it.

I can easily imagine the headline of tomorrow’s news paper will say “ugly, strange truck ever witness” But let’s remember, if anyone does anything new, people always react negative first.

What I love about Tesla design so far is that all model series (S, X, 3, and R) carry a sense of “timeless quality” to it. it does not matter if it was designed in 2010 or 2020, the design still looks new. I can drive a single car for many years without thinking that my car is now out of date. “Timeless design” This is hard to achieve and only a few designers have successfully executed in past. CyberTruck design, though, I had to say, it is rather a trend setting or a young designer’s garage project. Elon musk once said, why an electric car has to be so ugly. Well, the current cyber truck is nearly ‘beautiful’, and promotes ‘no-feeling’. Perhaps, they paid too much attention to ‘futuristic scene’. Still admire Tesla’s bold move against traditional truck movement. But ‘being different’ should not be their design objective, to serve the purpose of being a beautiful ‘and’ strong pick up truck is. I can imagine driving a Model S in national park now and in the future. It is a challenge for me to imagine driving a clean electric Cyber Truck in a bright nature setting, instead, I can imagine these trucks in war-like zone.

very curious what other people will say about it.

Modern is not style, but the way of living.

If I was Franz, improve the profile line so that it will still belong to the rest of Tesla model series. The design is not about the future it is about how we can promote sustainable life. Our future, technology will be transparent, celebrate more natural elements meaning more greenery, adapting Biomimicry. The promo image would be more effective if they take a photo where CyberTruck drives in middle of deep natural scene. They can still project the image of ‘toughness” similar to the great work done by Syd Mead.

all credits – Syd Mead
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Tesla CyberTruck #CYBRTRK

The unveiling event on November 21. see you all there!!

The United States Patent and Trademark Office website shows Tesla, Inc. submitted two trademark applications for the phrases “CYBERTRUCK” and “CYBRTRK”. Tesla also has turned in an application for the truck’s official logo according to the Patent and Trademark Office’s website, all submitted on November 6, 2019, the same day CEO Elon Musk tweeted the date of the truck’s unveiling. The unveiling event will take place in Los Angeles near the SpaceX rocket factory.

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Tesla Club Japanのメンバーにプレゼントします。

Hi All, 
ランダムな投稿ですが、カリフォルニアにてEV Clean Air vehicle program が発行するDecalsを興味がある方があれば是非プレゼントします。

  • このDecalsは2018年にExpired しているのでカリフォルニアでも使えません。笑
  • 写真にあるように3つで1セットですが、趣味?でつけるなら3人まで可能。1人以上欲しい方がある場合はHiroさんの判断(抽選?)してください。
  • こちら(カリフォルニア)から直接欲しい方に送るか、Tesla Japan Clubに送りますね。



See ya, 
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Tesla Autopilot | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

This was an insightful discussion on various aspects of Tesla Autopilot that I hope catalyzes further nuanced conversation on the future of AI-assisted driving. Starts at 2:35.

The full outline of the video is as follows:
0:00 Introduction

2:35 Start of conversation: Autopilot motivation

4:01 Display the vehicle’s perception of the driving scene

7:11 Algorithms, data, and hardware development

10:23 Edge cases and common cases in driving

12:18 Navigate on Autopilot

13:57 Hardware and software path toward fully autonomy

17:08 Driver supervision of Autopilot

20:13 Human side of Tesla Autopilot (driver functional vigilance)

23:13 Driver monitoring

24:30 Operational design domain

26:57 Securing Autopilot against adversarial machine learning

28:29 Narrow AI and artificial general intelligence

30:10 Physics view of love

31:53 First question for an artificial general intelligence system

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what about the Fuel cell system?

”You drive an electric car but Fuel cell powered car seems to be the answer. Have you looked into Toyota Mirai?

yes, I did. Although my choice of driving Tesla is not just considering which technology is better, I have looked at the alternatives when I switched from ICE car to the new technology.

In my option, too, Fuel cell system (hydrogen) seems to make sense until you understand how it works. But then, why a mega company like Toyota is banking on the Hydrogen cell powered vehicle?

Toyota has kicked off with Prius which is a hybrid-powered of a traditional gas engine and Lipo batteries. It was a transition from ICE to Electric and they have pretty much dominated the market 15 years ago. Unfortunately, they didn’t continue developing Prius. If they have made Prius to 100% electric today, they have taken the lead and Tesla has never established back in 10 years ago. Toyota has been investing in Fuel Cell technology so much that they can’t back out at this time. My insights informed me that the decision to go with Fuel cell system is more political than anything else.

This video below pretty much thumbs up. Hope this helps : )

See ya,

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