Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Musk wows crowd with 'Boring' tunnel vision

Musk wows crowd with 'Boring' tunnel vision

Now Musk wants to build support for the Boring Company's plan to build the more extensive 2.7-mile prototype tunnel in West Los Angeles.

Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric vehicle manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans.

The Los Angeles City Council's public works committee last month approved Boring's request to exempt the tunnel from a lengthy environmental impact review that would otherwise be required under state law.

Writing on Instagram, he said: 'First Boring Company tunnel under LA nearly done!

Musk also imagined that the city's roads could become parks or gardens, and said the tunnels could be "almost like an autonomous, underground multi-level auto system".

Musk said that Boring Company Loop's vision of the future would be much more congruous with city life than subways, and that while it was very hard to weave large stations into a city, building many more parking spot-sized stations could theoretically be much more effective.

Musk was in Los Angeles to present his company's new underground electric transportation system, which is called 'Loop'.

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Musk's project has picked up a key partner in the LA Metro, the city's public transportation provider.

What's interesting is that in his tweets, Musk says that the reason for prioritizing passengers (and presumably the reason for the low fare) is "courtesy and fairness", saying: "If someone can't afford a vehicle, they should go first".

Speaking at the time, she said: 'The goal of Boring Company is to alleviate soul-destroying traffic and augment public transit'.

The billionaire's tunnel-digging firm, The Boring Company, is adding the finishing touches to its first ever track, ahead of its opening.

After users suggested he was joking, Musk clarified: "I am actually going to do this".

In October 2017, Musk shared the first image of the Boring Company's test tunnel under SpaceX's headquarters. "In our mind, you won't hear us, you won't see us, you won't feel us, you won't even know we exist", Davis said.

Musk's aim is to get around the "soul-destroying traffic" that afflicts L.A. and other big cities, by building as many tunnels as needed to accommodate underground transit on fast-moving pods.

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