The day before Tesla will showcase its artificial intelligence skills, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that his long-promised Cybertruck would be "waterproof enough" to function as a boat. The Cybertruck will need to be able to drive from Starbase, a SpaceX facility in Boca Chica, Texas, to South Padre Island, which necessitates crossing the canal, according to Musk's justification for the waterproof functionality.
There are instances of other electric vehicles, such as Tesla cars, being able to cross water up to several feet deep. For instance, Rivian recently shared a video on Twitter of the R1T truck operating in a test that included driving through a deep lap pool.
Rivian's Water Test
Production would start in the latter half of 2021, Musk predicted at the time. In late 2022, a tri-motor AWD variant was anticipated to enter production. Neither of them has yet been created. Since 2019, prototypes have been observed on public roads, however there are little details, and the manufacturing has been continuously postponed.
During the earnings call for Tesla's second quarter in July, Musk stated that the Cybertruck was on schedule to begin production in the middle of 2023. Every Tesla fan who has watched the business over the years is aware that CEO Elon Musk frequently makes very optimistic projections. He also has a propensity to oversell goods and technologies before they are even released. A good illustration of this is FSD Beta 10.69.
Tesla AI Day Hypes Up
This is one of the reasons why those who have a generally positive opinion of the electric vehicle manufacturer might want to take Musk's remarks regarding specific Tesla events with a grain of salt. However, when seasoned professionals in the tech industry, especially those who are very educated in their respective professions, hype up a Tesla event, even doubters may be fascinated.
The lead for Tesla's AI Infra & AI Platform team, Tim Zaman, who formerly worked for NVIDIA, had some positive sentiments regarding the upcoming AI Day 2022 event. Zaman highlighted his delight for the occasion in a tweet, even joking that it would be "nuts."
AI Day 2022 is receiving a lot of attention, some of it as a result of Elon Musk's remarks regarding the company's humanoid robot project. Prior to the event, Musk had stated that Tesla would probably be able to show off a functioning prototype of the Tesla Bot (Optimus). The company's invitations, which prominently highlighted the humanoid robot, appeared to support this.
The event's ticket, however, may contain the most noteworthy AI Day teaser. Online images of the event's ticket suggest that AI Day 2022 will take place at the business' Page Mill Road building in Palo Alto, where the AI team is supposedly situated. In addition to this, the event's ticket makes it clear that it will last a full six hours, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. PST.
The validity of the information contained in the publicly available photographs of the AI Day 2022 ticket has yet to be determined, and the 6-hour time limit appears excessive. However, Musk has hinted that AI Day 2022 will ultimately serve as a hiring drive to grow the company's AI team, so it would make sense for Tesla to give the best possible presentation of its most recent technological advancements.
Where to watch Tesla AI Day
Tesla, pushing ahead with work to create humanoid robots and build truly self-driving cars, will detail its work at the company's second AI Day starting at 5pm PST Friday according to in-person invitations. Everyone is anticipating seeing some of the most cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence technology. It is assumed that Tesla will stream the event on its YouTube account.