TRENDING Elon Musk unveils part of underground tunnel


Elon Musk unveils part of underground tunnel


15:06, December 20, 2018

Elon Musk unveiled the first part of an underground tunnel built in Los Angeles by his construction firm, the Boring Company.


Video source: VCG

Musk touted the one-mile-long segment as a breakthrough in low-cost, fast-digging technology.

He said that when finished, his tunnels will be a remedy to the city's infamously heavy traffic.

When fully operational, the "loop" will use electric platforms — or "skates" — to carry passengers and vehicles at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.

Last month, the Boring Company scrapped plans for a tunnel under the West Los Angeles neighborhood, settling litigation brought by community groups opposed to that project.

But it's moving ahead with a tunnel between Dodger Stadium and an existing subway line.

In June, the city of Chicago chose Boring to build a 17-mile underground transit system between its downtown and the main airport.

Boring has proposed an East Coast Loop linking Washington, DC, to the Maryland suburbs. 

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