Musk teases first look at Boring Company tunnel and 'electric sled'

The Tesla CEO debuted a video demonstration of the company's ability to create an underground sled that would take cars from one place to another at up to 125 miles per hour.

Elon Musk has given a glimpse into the underground network of tunnels he's building to help people avoid travelling through LA traffic. Los Angeles city officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether the company had actually gotten approval for such a project.

Test video businessman posted on his page.

The idea is that automobiles could drive onto the skates at street level, and then be lowered into rail tunnels.

He tweeted on May 4 that he couldn't decide on a name for his tunnel-boring machine. If you're prone to motion sickness or seizures, it's best not to watch.

"Would mean Westwood to LAX in 5 mins", Musk wrote, next to a photo of a test sled inside the almost milelong experimental Hyperloop vacuum-sealed tunnel he had built outside SpaceX headquarters. In that cryptic tweet, Musk wrote he's "still waiting", leading us to think the Boring Company might never dig the fantastic tunnels to fulfill his plans for the transportation system of the future. Musk claims the journey from SpaceX headquarters to LAX - a trip that can take upwards of 45 minutes in rush hour traffic - could be completed in 5 minutes.


It looks like they are using their hyperloop test track to test the electric sled concept and not the tunnel itself. Another Instagram post shows the segments are already in the final assembly stages.

On Friday, Musk said via Instagram that the first full-length tunnel would run from the Los Angeles Airport to Culver City, Santa Monica, and Sherman Oaks.

Musk wrote: "The race between Gary, our pet snail who lives in a pineapple, and Godot, our tunnel boring machine, begins soon!"

Recall that in late April, Musk demonstrated the concept of high-speed tunnel.

Elon Musk's Boring Company is officially making some headway.


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