Samsung and Tesla sign $436M deal for Cybertruck cameras: Report

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When the Cybertruck was unveiled in late 2019, the prototype did not have any mirrors. Instead the automaker had strategically placed cameras around the car that displayed on the center screen.

There was also a small screen instead of a rearview mirror to display the view from a rear camera.

Cybertruck rearview camera close
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As explained by Tesla that night, ditching a conventional rearview mirror was done to provide visibility out the rear when the tonneau cover, or “Vault” is closed.

Although we have yet to see the final design of the Cybertruck, it looks like the automaker is sticking with a mirror-less design and going with cameras powered by Samsung.

According to reports from South Korea, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has signed a $435.7 million deal to supply Tesla with its camera modules. While the deal doesn’t mention the automaker specifically, they do say it is with the largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer in the US, leaving little doubt that it is indeed Tesla.

The deal also says the cameras will be used in a vehicle that was unveiled in 2019. Tesla unveiled both the Cybertruck and Model Y in 2019, but only the Cybertruck has yet to enter production and features a mirror-less design.

Tesla is hoping to have the first Cybertrucks roll off the production line at Giga Texas later this year.

You can get a good look at the Cybertruck rearview mirror camera in the video below.

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