Boring machines Elon Musk started digging the tunnel
Late last year, the head of SpaceX and Tesla said he plans to engage in the construction of tunnels, which will help get rid of annoying traffic jams. All this time, Musk and staff he founded The Boring Company prepared for the possibility to start digging. Purchased drills, consistent plans and nuances were studied. Musk published yesterday in his instagrame short video and wrote that the process has begun.
Ready tunnel, he says, will connect Los Angeles International Airport with the city of Culver, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Sherman Oaks. "And in the future - he said Musk, - tunnels network will cover the entire territory of Los Angeles." More Musk demonstrated the test electric trolley that can move cars through the tunnel at speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour, automatically switching between the desired branches. Thus, from the airport to Westwood can be reached in just a few minutes.
Preparation for the digging was conducted from the end of January, and the other day finally ended - the start of the tunnel section has been prepared for the first drilling rig. It is planned to involve up to eight cars.
About how much time is needed The Boring Company to dig through at least the first branch, the company did not report.