Elon Musk was fed up with traffic jams, so he decided to find a solution to move quickly in Los Angeles. The solution is The Boring Company, which digs tunnels under the city of angels to quickly transport vehicles from one end of the city to the other.
Musk digs the bowels of L.A.
Today, Elon Musk gives an overview of his first tunnel. The idea of digging a tunnel came in December … and barely six months later, the first test stretch was dug and Musk shares the video.
[Warning, this may cause motion sickness or seizures] This is a test run of our electric sled that would transport cars at 125 mph (200 km/h) through the tunnels, automatically switching from one tunnel to the next. Would mean Westwood to LAX in 5 mins.
Caution, however, this video could give you a bad headache, or even make you vomit. We strongly advise against watching you if you are epileptic. Indeed, the luminous effect of the video is not very pleasant.
For the time being, the situation on the authorizations is not clear. Indeed, the city of Los Angeles did not communicate officially on the thing, nor Musk, who claimed to be able to begin work before having the permits.
Cutterhead in operation at standard industry speed. Planning to jack this up by a factor of ten or more.
Musk wants to create a first stretch starting from LAX (Los Angeles airport) to Sherman Oaks, 20 kilometers away. Thus, instead of taking 45 minutes, it will only take 5 minutes, since the tunnel propels your vehicle in a straight line at 200 kilometers per hour.
Entry hole, staging area and starting tunnel for Boring Machine 1 (aka Godot) now complete
The billionaire also shares some pictures of the site that, you have understood, could well be illegal. Last point, Elon Musk finally found a name for his digging machine. Finally, it will be Godot, in tribute to the play of Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot. Mouais, we preferred Snoop Dug …