Elon Musk is a visionary with various interests. He first changed the way people make payments online with PayPal. Afterwards, he wanted to offer space exploration to people, and he founded SpaceX. When he understood how much good electric, self-driving vehicles can do to the world, he created Tesla. His latest mission is to curb traffic congestion that freezes all metropolises. For this problem, he no longer searched the skies for a solution, but he considered that a Boring Company is an ideal fix.
Musk’s Boring Company Is Working on an Underground Alternative to Interstate 405
Picture of The Boring Company LA tunnel taken yesterday pic.twitter.com/TfdVKyXFsJ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 28, 2017
On Saturday, Elon Musk decided to share with his Twitter community the first evidence that his boring plans are taking shape. Instead of words, he chose a one-day-old picture of the Los Angeles tunnel that his company is working on.
His post revealed the fact that the company started its activity with one of the most congested highways in the United States. This is about Interstate 405. The first underground tunnel will start from Los Angeles International Airport and will follow the highway all the way to U.S. Route 101.
Elon Musk announced that the corridor measures so far 500 feet. However, it will take at least one year to reach Route 101. Furthermore, Tesla CEO explained that his subterranean corridor is going to work differently than subways.
Los Angeles Might Open Its First Underground Tunnel in 2019
In fact, both pedestrians and vehicles will be able to take advantage of this underground shortcuts. All passengers and machines will fit on pods which are powered by electric skates.
The main artery will encourage a speed of 150 mph. People will enter and exit this principal corridor by opting for a side tunnel. On top of that, there will be an inclination positioned after each mile that will streamline the traffic.
The Boring Company revealed its plans to solve the traffic problem back in April during a TED2017 conference in Vancouver. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti contacted Musk after less than a month for collaboration. It turns out that the second most populous city in the United States will open its first underground highway in 2019.
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