Elon Musk's Latest Tunnel Demo Feels Like Going Into Hyperspace

Elon Musk's Latest Tunnel Demo Feels Like Going Into Hyperspace

Musk assured his Twitter followers that The Boring Company's tunnels will be earthquake-proof, and that he aims to ramp up the boring speed by at least a factor of 10. It's not boring at all.

The objective of the Boring Company is to cut travel time in the notoriously congested Los Angeles area. The electric sled would allow for cars to be transported at 125 miles per hour through the tunnel, Musk has said.

"Warning, this may cause motion sickness or seizures", Musk warned. He posted a video of a skate at work.

"The race between Gary, our pet snail who lives in a pineapple, and Godot, our tunnel-boring machine, begins soon!", Musk captioned the photo. As for the boring machine, he went with a theme of poems and plays, and the first one will be named "Godot" after the play "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett.

Mind you, it's not clear if Musk has the necessary approval yet for his tunnels. Musk adds that besides the commute between Westwood and LAX, the tunnels will later cover LAX to Culver City, Sherman Oaks, and Santa Monica as well.

Musk would need to obtain permits from Los Angeles to build tunnels under the city.

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In constructing the tunnels, Musk's company will face one obvious barrier: California's predisposition for earthquakes.

His plan includes platforms that act like elevators carrying the cars to an underground series of tunnels.

After completion, cars may be loaded onto a 125-mph "electric sled", which would allow a vehicle to be transported from "Westwood to LAX in 5 minutes", according to Musk.

Thankfully, it appears that Musk is doing just fine - and the Boring Company is in even better shape than we thought.

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

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