The new patent applications introduced by Tesala in 2020, however, reveal little about the cybertruck, which is set to begin shipping later this year or early 2020. One (instead of Granny Detail) includes a bunch of new UIs working on screenshots of Tesla. Other details on how the company plans to integrate road panel tech into a tonneu cover for truck beds – Some CEO Elon Kasturi said that could be an option. And there’s what appears to be Tesla’s so-called “Armor Glass” app, which failed unforgettably during the UntaJes demo in 201 on.
We’ve seen glimpses of Tesla’s new user interface before, events in CyberTruck and When the head of UI left the company earlier this year. But Patent application (PDF) – which relates to how the UI changes in different situations – shows how Tesla can finally demonstrate special features in cybertruck. For example, a screen shows what a cybertruck screen looks like when you’re trying to hook a trailer to a tie hatch. The more off-road focused screen shows the truck’s real-time pitch and roll. The new “Today” screen shows a split-window view of the calendar, a “News” section, and other UI elements.
The most curious one might be the “durable glass for the car” Patent application (PDF), While. While Tesla filed the same day as other cybertruck patent applications, it does not explicitly mention the truck, and instead includes an image of a more general Tesla ride. That said, one of the inventors was engineer Rosie Motsmith, who originally helped develop the “weapon glass.” For Tesla’s semi-truck.
The app describes something like Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Tesla describes glass with three layers – an outer one, an inner one, and an adhesive interlayer. The outer layer is 2 mm to mm thick and made of borosilicate. The inner layer is 0.mm mm to 1.1 mm thick and is made of aluminosilicate. Corning uses both materials.
Tesla says the goal is to give the resulting glass sandwich “a maximum 10% chance of failure with an effect of 2 J.” In PDF Describing the old description of gorilla glass, Cornell cut the 1.mm mm piece to 3.5mm. Failed under the influence of JJ. It was obtained by dropping half a kilo of steel. Now Where did I hear this before?…