A patent filed by the automaker has revealed new details about the Tesla Cybertruck, one of the world’s most anticipated electric vehicles. A patent application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals that the Tesla Cybertruck’s windshield will have a feature that allows it to bend when heated. The document reveals how automakers are using glass with strong curvature for EV windshields, and details how these surfaces are made.
Obviously, this windshield technology is yet another unique feature of the Tesla Cybertruck. In its patent application, the U.S. automaker mentions how applying localized heat to part of its glass surface can create characteristic lines that will eventually help the glass bend.
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In its patent application, Tesla provides details on how the car’s glass structure has curves and characteristic lines. It also mentions how to form the same. One example method, it claims, is to apply localized heat to a location on a substantially flat glass structure and bend the glass at that location to create a feature line. “The radius of curvature of the bend can be between 2 millimeters and 5 centimeters. Additional bending or connecting layers of glass can be further included to form curved multi-layer glass structures for use in automobiles,” the document reads.
Tesla also said the technology could be applied to cars, trucks, semi-trailers, and more. The patent image clearly cites the Cybertruck as an example. With the Cybetruck ready to get the technology, other Tesla vehicles could get similar technology in the near future, as the electric automaker has hinted. However, it has not been confirmed which models will get the feature.
First published date: Jan 24, 2023 at 14:47pm CST