Tesla is putting the Cybertruck to work again, this time in New Orleans with the Autopilot team at the IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) in New Orleans.
Unlike the Cybertruck appearance in Michigan over the weekend, this Cybertruck is working the conference floor without the Semi by its side.
Tesla’s Director of Autopilot Software Ashok Elluswamy shared a photo of the Cybertruck to Twitter, showing it is the original prototype with aero covers, door handles, no mirrors, and no wiper.
The Tesla Autopilot team is at CVPR this year! If you are in New Orleans, do stop by the booth, talk to the engineers & checkout the Cyber. pic.twitter.com/ni3qpOUaKa
— Ashok Elluswamy (@aelluswamy) June 21, 2022
The appearance of the electric truck will obviously draw the attention and spark interest in Tesla from conference attendees and hopefully attract some of the best talent to the company’s Autopilot team.
CVRP describes itself as the “premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses.”
Wow, Tesla brought the CyberTruck to #cvpr2022. It’s as big as it looks. pic.twitter.com/NbjOa3HWk2
— Douglas Gray (@de3ug) June 21, 2022
The recent appearances of the Cybertruck in multiple locations across the U.S. is hopefully a good sign that Tesla expects to meet their revised target and begin production in 2023.
The Cybertruck was first unveiled in 2019 and expected to enter production in 2021. However, facing battery supply constraints and general supply chain issues, the automaker was forced to delay production of the Cybertruck, Semi, and Roadster until next year, according to the most recent update from CEO Elon Musk during the Cyber Rodeo in April.
Tesla Cybertruck, Semi, and Roadster to enter production in 2023