Elon Musk's Boring Machine & Electric Sled

The Tesla CEO debuted a video demonstration of the company's ability to create an underground sled that would take cars from one place to another at up to 125 miles per hour. Future tunnels will cover all of greater LA, Elon Musk said on Instagram this morning. Musk posted a video of the sled test on his Instagram account earlier today, and the whole thing looks like Space Mountain on steroids.

Inside the tunnel is expected to be found a "3D" transport network, that will see Mr Musk's company provide travel through the ground. If you're prone to motion sickness or seizures, it's best not to watch. During a recent TED Talk conference, Musk provided new details about the tunnels, which are created to transport cars on an electrified platform at 125 miles per hour.

The tunnel boring machine, affectionately named Godot, is officially in use.

Elon Musk's Boring Company is officially making some headway.

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Not a fan of wasting time, the genesis of Musk's idea stems from his frustration with sitting in L.A. traffic previous year. He says the full length of the first tunnel will go from the Los Angeles International Airport "to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks". The scenario is depicted in an animation video posted on The Boring Company's website.

He has plans to begin test excavation in a Hawthorne parking lot located near SpaceX headquarters. "Planning to jack this up by a factor of ten" reads a Tweet by Musk which speaks to one of the goals set for The Boring Company.

At the end of April, after obtaining a tunnel-boring machine, Musk described his plans in detail during a TED Talk interview. It remains unclear for now, however, whether Musk and his Boring Company have obtained the necessary approvals from the city and government, especially considering that the area is seismically active.

  • Ronnie Bowen