We recently learned that Tesla’s Cybertruck features rearview cameras, located in the wheel arch, and now a major electronics manufacturer will partner with the company to deliver its robust camera systems.
Tesla has signed a deal with electronics and phones manufacturer Samsung for Cybertruck cameras worth $436 million USD, according to South Korean publications The Korea Economic Daily and Korea IT News (via Sam Mobile).
While the reports don’t specifically mention Tesla by name, The Korea Economic Daily references “Company A” and a next-generation vehicle without side mirrors that was unveiled in November 2019, which is the date the Cybertruck was announced.
Instead of using any actual mirrors, the Cybertruck will include cameras as connected to the vehicle’s dashboard, including the rearview “mirror” camera.
This isn’t the first time Tesla has worked with Samsung, with the U.S. company reportedly utilizing Samsung’s 5nm semiconductor chips earlier this year, in addition to batteries and other electronic hardware used in the past. Tesla may also use the company’s PixCell LED headlamp in future electric vehicles (EVs), according to other reports.
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Tesla’s Cybertruck is set to go on sale later this year, upon completion of the company’s new Gigafactory Austin, and will include cameras beneath each bumper. The highly-anticipated electric pickup truck may also be able to be ordered with a solar tonneau cover, according to a recent patent filing by Tesla.
Tesla’s Product Design Director Javier Verdura also confirmed earlier this year that the company was working on a diecast Cybertruck model in a response on Twitter earlier this year.