In this days of age, it’s only natural for some people to create a unique company. Or at least by name that differs from the others. But have you ever heard of this one unique-yet-futuristic company named The Boring Company?
Elon Musk, a man of means by no means, released a batch of new images and videos from his latest high-concept tunnel venture, The Boring Company. The Boring Company (To Be Continued, Tunnels R Us and American Tubes and Tunnels) is an infrastructure and tunneling company founded by Elon Musk in late 2016 after he mentioned the idea of making tunnels on his Twitter account. Musk cited difficulty with Los Angeles traffic and limitations with the current 2D transportation network as inspiration for the tunneling project.
Musk said that it is actually an idea he first floated in December after saying Los Angeles traffic was “driving me nuts.”
BORING doesn’t have to be the end, it can be a START too
As of February 2017, the company has begun digging a 30 foot wide, 50 foot long, and 15 foot deep testing trench on the premises of SpaceX’s offices in Los Angeles, since construction on its site requires no permits. According to Musk himself, the company’s goal is to enhance tunneling speed enough such that establishing an underground tunnel network is financially feasible.
According to Musk, the transport will be using electric sled as the transportation. It will transport with your car inside it. With the speed of 125 mph (200 km/h) through the tunnels. With this speed, you can transport between Westwood to LAX in 5 mins. The test he shows in his Instagram post shows how fast it can be. Just be sure you don’t have a Tachophobia when you’re riding it. And of course “braze for the impact” everyone!!
Musk also creates the tunnel-boring machine robot called Godot. It will be taking the role of mechanic or a repairman along the tunnel.
The government’s/official approval of this tunnel isn’t clear yet. And despite that, Tunnel seems to work his project out smoothly. Let’s just hope for it to be a new transporting breakthrough, like the smartphones.
You can check Musk’s Instagram for more visualization of his project.
“If you think of tunnels going 10, 20, 30 layers deep (or more), it is obvious that going 3D down will encompass the needs of any city’s transport of arbitrary size.” — Elon Musk
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