Tesla’s innovative design of the Cybertruck, characterized by its angular and robust stainless-steel structure, has sparked apprehension among safety experts regarding potential risks to pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles on the roads. Six safety professionals and officials, upon reviewing crash test videos showcased by Tesla during a recent webcast delivery event, expressed concerns over the vehicle’s safety implications. Despite the attention these crash test videos garnered on social media, experts highlighted the necessity for comprehensive crash-test data to draw conclusive safety assessments.

Adrian Lund, the former president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, emphasized the potential harm caused by the Cybertruck’s stiff exterior upon collision, raising concerns about increased injury risks. While Tesla promoted the truck’s impact-absorbing structures, CEO Elon Musk affirmed its superior safety for occupants and pedestrians. However, the company has not yet responded to safety concerns raised by experts. The Cybertruck’s distinctive appearance, featuring flat planes and stainless-steel exteriors reminiscent of the iconic DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” has intrigued enthusiasts, but safety experts remain wary of its safety features, citing limited crumple zones and potential hazards for non-occupants. The discussion around the Cybertruck extended to its potential impact on road safety, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists. European safety standards, focused on safeguarding pedestrians by restricting external protrusions, might pose challenges for the Cybertruck’s entry into the European market. While U.S. regulators rely on self-testing and certification by automakers to meet safety standards, concerns persist regarding the vehicle’s safety measures and its potential repercussions in collisions, prompting calls for careful consideration and thorough evaluation before its widespread adoption.