Elon Musk and Steve Davis, Director of the Boring Company, told about the project of high-speed highways underground Loop, which the company plans to build in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Metropolitan city. According to entrepreneurs, the development will allow citizens to travel between the city centre and the airport in eight minutes. And almost for free.
One capsule called Loop accommodates up to 16 people. The fare will be $ 1 (one dollar). It’s cheaper than a bus ticket. Tests on the capsules were accelerated to several hundred miles per hour. When you enter the line in operation the average speed of the capsules will be about 240 kilometers per hour. The Metropolitan Los Angeles soon promised to publish the details of the partnership with a Mask.
At the moment The Boring Company negotiates the construction of the first tunnel under Los Angeles. The project will be the first step towards the construction of a 60-mile Loop of tunnel networks throughout the city. According to Steve Davis, a tunnel from Los Angeles to San Francisco, for example, can be built in a few weeks.
At the project presentation in the synagogue of Los Angeles Musk has 25 minutes late, ironically citing delays to traffic. During the presentation he explained why flying cars are not suitable for solving the problem of traffic jams. The tunnels, in his opinion, a less stressful transport for passengers than flying cars, but still the same “fun” as they are.
Along with Musk and Davis at the meeting on stage was The Boring Company snail named Gary. According to the Mask, one of the goals of his company — to drill the tunnels with the same speed at which a snail moves.
About the concept of underground electric bus development of which deals with The Boring Company, we first learned in March, when Musk published these ideas on his page on “Twitter”. According to the head of SpaceX and Tesla, a new form of transport will be able to automatically switch between tunnels and elevators.
Musk explained that its implementation needs to be created thousands of small stations the size of one Parking space. This is the main difference between the new vehicle from the same metro, which requires the construction of large stations. With the help of underground buses can be transported and cars, but first and foremost the project is aimed at those “who cannot afford a car,” said the businessman.