The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most awaited electric vehicles in the world, and new details about it have surfaced through a patent filed by the automaker. The patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals that the windshield of the Tesla Cybertruck will come with a feature that will allow it to bend due to heat. The document reveals how the automaker can use glass with strong curvature for EV windshields and details how these surfaces can be manufactured.
Obviously, this windshield technology is another unique feature of the Tesla Cybertruck. In its patent filing, the US automaker mentioned that applying local heat to a portion of the glass surface could allow the formation of a characteristic line, which would eventually help bent glass.
Tesla has provided details on how automotive glass structures can have characteristic curves and lines in its patent filing. It also refers to how the same can be formed. It states that one of the example methods for that is to apply local heat to a location with an intrinsically flat glass structure and bend the glass at that location to form a feature line. “Bends can be made to have a radius of curvature between 2mm and 5cm. Additional curved glass layers or junctions can be added to form curved laminated glass structures for automotive use. ,” the document reads.
Tesla has also said that the technique can be applied to cars, trucks, pickups, etc. The patent images clearly show the Cybertruck as an example. With the Cybertruck poised to get the tech, other Tesla cars could also get similar tech in the near future, as the EV maker has suggested. However, it is not confirmed which models will receive that.
First published date: January 24, 2023, 14:47 pm IST