Tesla has shared a new video on Monday showing off their rigorous seat testing procedures. While the video makes no mention of what seats were being tested, fans were quick to notice they were the front seats for the Cybertruck.
Tesla is known for how comfortable their seats are and is one of the few, if not the only, automaker that bucks the industry trend to manufacture their own seats. As part of the design process the seats undergo rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand the forces and pressure applied to them with you getting in and out of your car on a daily basis. To do this Tesla uses their robots to imitate that weight and pressure, applying a fake butt to the seats 50,000 times, which Tesla says is equivalent to a lifetime of use.
On Monday the official Tesla Twitter account shared a video showing off that testing procedure, giving us another good look at the Cybertruck’s front seats. Within the first few seconds we know these are the Cybertruck seats due to the angular control buttons on the side, and then of course the angular design of the seat backs and headrests to match the design of the truck itself.
While we don’t get to see many details, the seats do appear to be perforated, matching what was seen in the Cybertruck that Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen brought out to the Cars & Coffee event last month at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Currently this feature is only offered on the flagship Model S and Model X vehicles, but it is also rumoured to be part of the Model 3 Project Highland refresh.
This video is also just another indication that deliveries of the first Cybertrucks is just around the corner. Over the weekend the company announced the first Cybertruck was built at Giga Texas, keeping Elon Musk’s timeline of a late Q3 delivery event possible, if not even taking place ahead of schedule.
You can check out the video below. Let us know in the comments if you spot anything else interesting.
Our seat testing robot performs 50k ingress/egress cycles, equivalent to a lifetime of use 🍑 pic.twitter.com/qnW3AEjaGA
— Tesla (@Tesla) July 17, 2023