Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a batch of new images and video from one of his projects. It is a high concept tunnel venture named ‘The Boring Company’.
But before you watch the video of The Boring Company, grab your Dramamine because this may make you a little queasy.
The video shows the first in what Musk proposes to be a citywide network of underground tunnels through which cars can travel up to the speed of 125 mph. The first concept video was released a few weeks ago and it was quite nauseating too.
Moreover, Musk posted more about The Boring Company. One of those Instagram posts revealed the first route for The Boring Company. Musk wrote
“Full length of the first tunnel will run from LAX to Culver City; Santa Monica, Westwood, and Sherman Oaks, Future tunnels will cover all of greater LA.”
Musk estimates each trip from Westwood to LAX would take 30 to 45 minutes to normal LA traffic, would be a fast five minutes via his tunnel.
However, it is unclear if Musk as proper approvals from the city government for these tunnels. A spokesperson for Los Angeles Department of Public Works told wired in January that more discussions with the city council are needed before Musk can proceed with his project.
This video shows off the very front of Musk’s tunnel-boring machine, known as the cutter head. Musk has said he’s working on tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) that can simultaneously dig up and reinforce tunnels, which could go a long way towards reducing costs and solving a big engineering challenge.
Elon Musk says to TBM will end up being 100 feet long after its final assembly is complete.