There are various definitions of working. The auto show ones were certainly not ready for driving from Argentina to LA and probably didn't have certain features ready to go. Based on looking that the ones that are on Long Way Up, much of the software system didn't seem to be ready for prime time. All of the functions controlled by the box with switches weren't ready yet.Someone please correct me but how did they have no working vehicles in 2019 right before the trip when they had one for the unveiling in LA?
I think later on they even start doing vehicle to bike charging. Can't wait to see that tooLatest Long Way Up episode is up and it includes a nice but brief section covering the Rivian's. Talked a little about the challenges of charging and coming up with creative charging techniques... including tow charging. They seem to like the trucks overall. pretty cool...
These cars where litterally build in two weeks.I know that this post will come with the "This is only a test vehicle", etc, but honestly what a major fail of Rivian to say these are adventure vehicles and have such vulnerable pieces so low. Honestly, what would it have taken for them to TIG weld an aluminum skid plate around that. This is a failed design for what they are marketing this for. I actually was disappointed when I saw that. I mean any engineer should have seen this coming.... And if they honestly were not ready, they should have not given them vehicles that are being FILMED while they were testing this.
Yes, but the DESIGN of where the reservoir goes was something that engineering thought would be a good idea to put in a vulnerable place. That was not done in 2 weeks.These cars where litterally build in two weeks.
I guess everyone is missing the point on this. The suspension was designed long before they put these 2 trucks together. This should have been thought of on an adventure vehicle. And yes, I understand the frunk having pumps and such in there as this is a prototype. But if those pumps were to fail, I would also think that is a problem to the quality, not the placement.The show features prototypes that were thrown together on a super tight schedule. I know we're all soaking up any details we can glean from any source, but it's not reasonable to assume fine details like this from the show represent the finished product.
I mean, seriously... Did you notice when the hood was popped that there was a whole lot of crap where the frunk should have been? Things were tacked on wherever they could get it done fast - these Long Way Up trucks are not production spec.