September has come and gone with no word on the Cybertruck delivery event, but a newly leaked video has given us a glimpse at the user interface (UI) that could be included in production vehicles. The UI is unlike what we have seen in other Tesla vehicles and is definitely custom designed for the Cybertruck, but it looks very different from the concept design we saw a few years ago.
The video was posted to YouTube and shows someone checking out the interior of the Cybertruck, providing commentary in Russian. It’s unclear how this person was able to gain access to the vehicle, but it appears as though he might have entered while it was left unlocked on the back of a trailer.
The most noticeable aspect of the UI is its unique design. While it retains the traditional layout of having the vehicle on the left and the map on the right, there is no distinct line separating the two, with the two views blending into each other. We also get to see there is an app launcher on the left side of the screen, with some having their own unique design like the ‘Camera’ button. The time and battery percentage displays are now on the left side above the vehicle visualization, which is also different with the Cybertruck appearing on a 3D grid layout.
Which brings us to one of the most interesting aspects of the video, the battery percentage display. Instead of showing a battery icon, there are now 10 slanted lines. Each line represents 10% of battery charge, with one line completely used up and the second one half used, visually representing the 84%.
Unfortunately this Cybertruck was only displaying the range in percentage, even though the person attempts to change it to distance by tapping on it, but according to some users on X who translated the video, he apparently says something about “84%” and “500 miles.” It’s unclear how he could know if the Cybertruck actually has 500 miles of range, especially if he gained access to the vehicle without authorization and was unable to change it to distance, as we see in the video.
It should be noted that this might not be what we see in the production version of the Cybertruck. Before Tesla released the Model S refresh in 2021, we also got to see a video of the V11 software in the electric sedan, which ultimately ended up being very different than what we saw when the Model S was delivered to customers.
Another interesting aspect of the Cybertruck we get to see for the first time in this video is the view out the rear window. Although we only get to see a glimpse of it, and its obstructed by tires that are in the bed of the truck, it looks like you will be able to see quite a lot out the back when the cover is open.
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Here’s the full video.