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Elon Musk doesn’t know how to take a summer break, it seems.
This week alone, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has seen one company successfully recapture a spacecraft after a resupply mission to the International Space Station and announced the other company would begin production on its highly anticipated latest model on Friday. Now, he has one more piece of good news: His aptly named Boring Company just completed its first segment of a tunnel under Los Angeles after it started digging in the SpaceX headquarters parking lot in February.
No longer waiting for Godot. It has begun boring and just completed the first segment of tunnel in LA.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 28, 2017
When it’s complete, Musk’s L.A. project aims to use a series of interconnected tunnels to transport cars underneath the city on high-speed platforms, bypassing the notorious traffic jams at surface level. You can see how it might work in this concept video released by the Boring Company this spring:
The tunnel is obviously the first step to turning that science fiction into reality, but step two isn’t far behind: The first elevator is slated to be operational as early as next week.
Just installed steel skeleton of the car/pod elevator. Should be operating next week. pic.twitter.com/DIZW7zuWaA— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 30, 2017
H/T The Verge
Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.