Elon Musk video touts test of speedy tunnel transit system

Posted May 14, 2017

It's not boring at all. There will be more tunnels, and they'll cover all of the greater Los Angeles area, he said.

The video below contains flashing lights, which has potential to induce motion sickness and/or seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. He posted a video of a skate at work.

In December 2016, Elon Musk tweeted out that traffic in LA was driving him nuts, and that he was going to get a tunnel boring machine and "just start digging".

SpaceX senior engineer Steve Davis is leading the development of technology for The Boring Company's tunnels, and Musk previously revealed that the transportation system should eventually fit roughly 30 layers of tunnels and a hyperloop. Private cars would be loaded onto an electric sled, sort of like a single-car ferry, then driven through the tunnels at speeds up to 125 miles per hour.

Musk also shared images of the first boring machine during final assembly, noting that when it's done it will be "a few hundred feet long".

Let's talk plans. Must's initial loop would consist of five stops: Culver City, Los Angeles International Airport, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Westwood.

To those unfamiliar with Los Angeles, the most congested city in the U.S.

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

He posted a photo Friday morning of a SpaceX pet snail living inside a pineapple-shaped container that he had described as being 14 times faster than current tunnel-digging equipment. It is unclear whether Musk has actually received permission to dig his first tunnel.

The progress is impressive considering Musk founded The Boring Company in late 2016. "Would mean Westwood to LAX in 5 mins". It's all part of his venture The Boring Company, a recently-formed tunnelling and infrastructure firm.