Tesla's Elon Musk Brings High-Tech Charm Offensive to LA Tunnel Plan

Elon Musk Brings New Details About The Underground LA Tunnels Project

Musk's aviation company SpaceX has got approval from the City of Los Angeles to build The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars - a goal that Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022.

Speaking at The Boring Company Information Session in Los Angeles, Elon Musk and project lead Steve Davis introduced their concept for public transport through the company's tunnels underneath the city. On Thursday night in Brentwood, Elon Musk explained his plan to alleviate traffic.

Musk made a splash on social media and in the tech world early this year after the sale of $3.5 million worth of flamethrowers went viral.

On the question of risks to utility lines, Musk said The Boring Company's machines are digging below them.

The biggest challenge, however, is digging the tunnel network.

It's a massive infrastructure project and not everyone is on board, but the company apparently found a new partner: LA Metro. While the executives were sure to distinguish the difference between the "Loop" and the Hyperloop, Musk also theorized that the two systems could eventually be seamlessly connected so riders could travel within the city and between cities with minimal friction.

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If you are wondering just how such fast transportation might be possible, look no further than the Ted Talk with SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell that Elon Musk also kindly posted for us.

The billionaire revealed footage of his Boring Company's exploratory excavation, which will be open to the public and offering free rides within months.

Musk described the tunnels as "almost like an autonomous, underground multi-level vehicle system", which may eventually number in the thousands. They will coordinate with us as they move ahead with their proof of concept tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard to ensure it doesn't interfere with our Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project.

The company has already conducted test runs and reached a couple of hundred miles an hour speed. Late last week, Musk shared a video of the company's existing pilot tunnel, which has been dug under the SpaceX campus in Hawthorne. But although the entrepreneur has always been long on vision, the City of Los Angeles is a complex, sprawling place.

This test tunnel won't carry the general public, but The Boring Company does intend to do test rides to get user feedback eventually. "You're not dividing communities with lanes, and we think we can make this really fun".

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