It has the technology to handle Oracle's public safety software suite, making it ideal for policification.
Tesla shareholder and founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, has suggested that the Tesla Cybertruck would be perfect for a next-gen Police vehicle, following in the footsteps of the Tesla Model Y. The executive believes it has the right stuff for Police work and other first responders, and has shared his vision for what a Cyber-cop-car would look like.
During a keynote speech at Oracle CloudWorld 2023, Ellison showcased a digital imagining of the Cybertruck in cop spec (from 55:25 in the video below). He's identified it as ideal, claiming that an onboard computing system always connected to the internet for situation monitoring, information gathering, and interlinking with a command center makes the Cybertruck ideal for this duty.
The Cybertruck is good at this, Ellison said, since it already has the advanced Tesla touchscreen display. It also has built-in cameras, which may provide other police officers or first responders with the same point of view as operators in the field.
Ellison added that Tesla's truck may prove capable of keeping police officers safe. He also noted that it was fast - a must-have for cops. Interestingly, law enforcement is turning towards muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, supporting this aspect of Ellison's proclamation.
In Ellison's words, "Our next-generation police car is coming out very soon. It's my favorite police car. It's my favorite car actually; it's Elon's favorite car… It's incredible; I don't know too much about it…but, among other things, it's very safe, very fast, it's got a stainless steel body."
As a side note, Oracle has already rolled out its police car model based on the Ford Explorer. It gets the tech Ellison described in his speech, but he shared that they had to modify it a bit to give it a "Tesla-like" screen and exterior cameras.
Converting the Cybertruck into something similar will no longer require the same amount of work the company performed on its Public Safety Suite software since it already has the required tech. The CEO didn't say it outright, but this may also save the company some money regarding manufacturing costs.