Elon Musk Digs Started To Dig First Tunnel Sending Cars Through On Electric High-Speed Sled

Posted: May 12 2017, 8:16am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Elon Musk Digs Started to Dig First Tunnel Sending Cars Through on Electric High-Speed Sled
Credit: Elon Musk Instagram

The Boring company is digging the first tunnel.

This is probably the fastest startup Elon Musk ever did. Elon Musk's tunnel company The Boring company has started to dig in LA. The first tunnel for The Boring Company begins. Full length of first tunnel will run from LAX to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks. Future tunnels will cover all of greater LA, Elon Musk said on Instagram this morning.

The Boring machine segments of Godot named tunnel drill have been lowered into the starter tunnel and is going through final assembly. Will be a few hundred feet long when complete. Elon Musk also shared a video showing a test run of an electric sled speeding through a tunnel with up to 125 mph (200 km/h). Watch below. These sleds would transport cars and automatically switching from one tunnel to the next. The result would mean Westwood to LAX in 5 mins.

How does Musk even get the license to drill a tunnel from LAX airport to Culver City? I don't believe anybody can just go an drill a tunnel without local government approval. Just realized that this first tunnel is on SpaceX grounds. No permit necessary for this first test tunnel.

He really must hate traffic a lot to push this project forward so swiftly.

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