When Elon Musk first announced his plans to open a tunnel at his SpaceX offices in Los Angeles, it was difficult to know if he was simply venting his frustrations by being stuck in traffic.
& # 39; The traffic is driving me crazy. I'm going to build a tunnel boring machine and start digging … ", posted on Twitter in December 2016.
He ended his tirade on the social media site with: "Actually, I'm going to do this."
The tunneling company of the billionaire & # 39; The Boring Company & # 39; He presented his plans to build a 6.5-mile (10.5 km) well in Culver City, California, at a council meeting. The image shows an image shared by Musk in October of the test tunnel of the firm in Los Angeles.
The billionaire first tweeted a photo of the boring machine of his company in February 2017 with the title "Minecraft", a reference to the popular video game in which players dig large networks of tunnels in search of resources.
On Monday, January 22, 2018, Boring Company presented plans to build the 6.5-mile (10.5 km) well under Culver City, California, at a board meeting.
According to the plans, the tunnel financed with private funds would transport cars in electric skates & # 39; at 150 miles per hour (240 kph) to help with congestion & # 39; soul destroyer & # 39; of the Angels.
The proposed route passes through western Los Angeles and passes under the Sepulveda Boulevard through Culver City.
The tunnel could also make the adoption of Hyperloop viable.
Hyperloop is a proposed travel method that would transport people more than 600 miles per hour (965.6 kilometers per hour) between distant locations.
The first proposed Musk tunnel will run from LAX to Culver City, then to Santa Monica and end at Westwood. Musk says the trip in the tunnel will last five minutes, compared to the 45 minutes he drives in normal Los Angeles traffic.
It was presented by Elon Musk in 2013, who at that time said he could take passengers 380 miles (610 km) from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, half the time a plane takes.
It is essentially a long tube that has had air removed to create a vacuum.
The tube is suspended from the ground to protect it against weather and earthquakes.
In August of 2017, Elon Musk took the social networks to share the progress in his traffic tunnel beneath Los Angeles, revealing that it was large enough to fit a Tesla Model S
This is where Boring Company's current projects are:
- Hawthorne: A test tunnel has been allowed and is under construction.
- the Angels: An application for excavation permit has been submitted to the City of Los Angeles. The project would be a 6.5-mile (10.5 km) process test tunnel that would run within the City of Los Angeles and Culver City.
- East Coast: The Boring Company says it is working with federal and state officials on a DC to Baltimore route that would later be extended to New York. The state of Maryland has granted permission for 10.1 miles of tunnel below the state part of Baltimore-Washington. The company has published details of twin tunnels for 35 miles from downtown DC to downtown Baltimore, below New York Avenue and then to Baltimore-Washington Parkway. In the future this could be extended to New York.
- Chicago: The Boring Company has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that says it will transport passengers from downtown Chicago to the O & # 39; Hare International Airport in just a few minutes.