Elon Musk Shows Video Of First Tunnel Bored Underground In Los Angeles

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

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared a test video for his newest venture of underground tunnels aimed at beating Los Angeles traffic.

Lastly, he posted a video of a test run of the electric sleds that would transport cars through the tunnels, "automatically switching from one tunnel to the next". Elon Musk thinks it's possible - if we go underground.

It appears to be a step toward what Musk foresees as a "3D network of tunnels to alleviate congestion". The tunneling machine, Boring 1 (or Godot), now has a proper entry hole, staging area, and starting tunnel.

"[Warning, this may cause motion sickness or seizures]", Musk wrote in the caption of the video on Instagram. Overall this could cut potentially the 20 minute commute from Westwood to LAX (10.4 miles) down to only five minutes by completely bypassing the inevitable traffic on the 405, something which Musk has reportedly hated for quite some time.

The company's first boring machine, called Godot, is now being installed at the mouth of the tunnel. The scenario is depicted in an animation video posted on The Boring Company's website. He explained on Instagram that the corporation's first tunnel would run from Los Angeles International Airport to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks. It will be 200 feet long when complete, he says.

"First tunnel for The Boring Company begins ..."

Musk said he intends to increase the power of the tunnel-boring machine tenfold.

Names are clearly important for Musk since he actually named the new company "The Boring Company".

At the end of April, after obtaining a tunnel-boring machine, Musk described his plans in detail during a TED Talk interview.

Musk prefers going low rather than high because he believes there's no limit to how many levels of tunnels could be built.

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