Elon Musk posts video of 'electric sled' for tunnel travel

Tesla underground car sled

Vehicles will be transported through the tunnels on platforms, called skates or sleds, powered by electricity at speeds of up to 200 kmh (125 mph). Elon Musk thinks it's possible - if we go underground.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented a concept video of his latest venture - a high-speed tunnel now being developed by the Boring Company. Musk posted a video of the sled test on his Instagram account earlier today, and the whole thing looks like Space Mountain on steroids. Musk told Wiredinduced demand becomes irrelevant because he's thinking of building tunnels "going 10, 20, 30 layers deep (or more)".

"The race between Gary, our pet snail who lives in a pineapple, and Godot, our tunnel boring machine, begins soon!" On Friday, Musk uploaded the first videos of the system in action. Elon Musk's tunnel company The Boring company has started to dig in LA. Such is the case with The Boring Company's task of creating an ultra-fast transport tunnel under the streets of Los Angeles.

The SpaceX and Tesla founder posted the news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, along with a series of photos about 8 a.m. Full length of first tunnel will run from LAX to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks.

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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".

Considering that President Donald Trump has selected Musk as one of his strategic and policy forum advisors, however, Musk is in a good position to propose and conduct ambitious projects like The Boring Company.

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

Musk acknowledged improvement in boring technology may have crossover benefit for another vision of his for using tunnels to speed travel: Hyperloops, in which passengers would be transported in pods at near supersonic speeds through tubes with reduced air pressure.

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