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Elon Musk Reveals Rendering Of Boring Company’s Futuristic Tunnels
By Izza Sofia, 24 Jul 2020
Image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com
Elon Musk has shared a fanciful rendering of the Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel transit system.
The Tesla CEO first revealed the plan after he was frustrated with the traffic in LA. The tunnels aim to offer people an alternative option to travel around the city. A prototype of the commercial system was first unveiled in 2018, and the Las Vegas Loop will be opening its doors later this year.
“Coming soon,” Musk wrote on Twitter, together with a photo of an escalator descending into a futuristic underground lot full of white cars and tunnels in the background.
Musk has also confirmed in a tweet that the 12-passenger pods proposed in the project in the beginning of the year are no longer being considered. Passengers will need to be seated “for safety and speed of the travel,” he revealed. The original pods, which were able to move up to 4,400 people at one go, would probably be replaced with the Tesla Model 3 cars instead and these would fit at most five passengers at one time, according to the new rendering.
The tunnel dug under LA cost the company US$10 million and it “has the potential future expansion and connectivity to resorts on the Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport, and beyond,” according to the Las Vegas authority.
“A large network of tunnels many levels deep would help alleviate congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew (just keep adding levels)," The Boring Company’s website stated. “The key to making this work is increasing tunnelling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company.”
Coming soon pic.twitter.com/6nOgLix6b5— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 22, 2020
Can u share some more info about that 12-seater van? Will it look similar to old renders? pic.twitter.com/Ag58g7gY8s— Viv 🐉 (@flcnhvy) July 22, 2020
[via Independent, opening image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com]
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