The Cybertruck’s brake lights are confusing people as they 'barely make any sense'
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Earlier this year, Elon Musk's Tesla built the first Cybertruck, four years after it was first announced back in November 2019.
And, it's safe to say the vehicle has been a hot topic of conversation ever since its announcement.
First, you may remember the slightly chaotic unveiling of its prototype, which saw Tesla designer, Franz von Holzhausen, hurl a metal ball at the so-called ‘unbreakable’ windows, only for it to smash.
And when people saw the electric car for the first time, they were a little underwhelmed by its quality.
Several photos shared by TikToker, @dsgolson showed gaps in the car's panelling on different parts of the vehicle, making it look undeniably unfinished.
Now, people have been left baffled by the Cybertruck's brake lights, which are inexplicably the same colour as its indicators.
In a video posted to Twitter, a pre-production Cybertruck approaches a red light with its left indicator on. The vehicle has an LED bar across the back as its taillight.
But, when the car brakes, this bar largely disappears, revealing a much shorter LED light in the centre. This is the brake light.
Planning a turn? At each side of the LED bar lies indicators in the exact same colour as both the taillight and the brake light.
The unique design has left people confused, and wondering whether the vehicle is actually safe.
It's original poster, @omg_tesla captions the clip: "Imagine if the tailgate was down, you’ll only see the two side, honestly don’t know if that’s enough light especially if it’s a foggy night."
Taking to X, one user wrote: "I find it a bit weird the 'brake light area' is always lit up and changes to show braking, vs being off/on for braking. I dunno."
Another commented: "What the f***?"
The Cybertruck's brake lights are just another safety concern for Tesla, who were forced to recall 363,000 vehicles with self-driving software earlier this year due to the risk of crashing.
Issues with the vehicles caught the attention of authorities as according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the system 'may allow the vehicle to act unsafe around intersections.'
Vehicles affected by the issue included 'certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software or pending installation'.
These vehicles use the FSD technology to let Tesla drivers test out the self-driving assistance on public roads in the US, allowing a driver to navigate streets automatically.
However, the technology hasn't been deemed foolproof and it doesn't let the driver completely switch off at the wheel or allow a car to be safe to drive without the driver in the car.
Tesla said it was not aware of any injuries or deaths that are related to the recall issue.