Founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, presented today in Los Angeles Tunnel prototype promising revolution of passenger transport as never before in big cities with cabbages or drive them in their own vehicles.
This test tunnel, which is almost two kilometers long, is grounded at SpaceX's headquarters of aerospace transportation station at Hawthorne, near Los Angeles, also founded by Musk.
By passing, South Africa was staring at the test trip in one of the electric vehicles that can ideally reach 240 kilometers per hour, faster than an underground train, although it was not more than 80 km / h today.
Musk explained that the cost of drilling was a total of 10 million dollars, which was taken by a company's infrastructure infrastructure company, which uses a combination of traditional machines and innovative technology to save "time and money".
I turned into the traditional drilling system, "40 times slower than snails and excessively expensive", as the diameter is bigger.
The SpaceX detector's vision is to develop a "expandable and unrestricted" tunnel system. "It's like a three-dimensional underground surface system," he said.
Inside they will travel high speed cabins with at least 16 passengers, or also private vehicles that use a hydraulic system that will reduce them from the surface to the center, which will travel through the tunnels with an electric cross.
Once the tunnel is active, traveling from Downtown Los Angeles to the airport (LAX) will take eight minutes, on a route that, by the usual congestion, now requires between 40 and 80 minutes.
Indeed, in fact, the idea became frustrated by the traffic in the metropolis in California. "Traffic allows me," he said, publishing on Twitter two years ago to "build a drill machine" and "start excavating."
Beyond the prototype, the offer of an initial project in Los Angeles it will not be its airport, but a line of the name "Dugout Loop" that transports the Angelenos to the Dodgers Stadium of different neighborhoods and cities.
Tesla Model X electrical car with Elon Musk making the underground journey. (Photo: Robyn Beck / Pool through Bloomberg)
The initial capacity of the system would be for transporting around 1,400 people per event, which equates to 2.5% of the stadium capacity, for 56,000 viewers, although the business said that numbers could double up to 2,800.
Cwmni Boring Musk, not only working with the Los Angeles offer, but has another to connect Hare International Airport in Chicago with the center of the wind city, or another between Washington and Baltimore.
In more advanced times, the system aims to offer great time savings for some of the drivers in Los Angeles, facing one of the most spectacular traffic axis in the country.
The first test tunnel cost 40 million dollars. (Photo: Robyn Beck / Pool through Bloomberg through Bloomberg)
On the other hand, Musk did not present a schedule or budget for his project so far.
"This is the only way I can think of facing chronic traffic problems in big cities," said Musk in the presentation.
"Almost any city in the world," he said, "has had serious traffic difficulties, and I do not see any other answer just around the corner."
Musk's futuristic dream, which still has many suspicions, shows today that its reality is only today, although it has already promised the "revolution" of the transport system in the world's major cities.