elon musk's boring company tunnel : tesla-like car on a skate in a tunnel under LA

Screengrab via The Boring Company/YouTube

Elon Musk’s L.A. tunnel just got one step closer to reality

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has an underground project that's anything but secret.


Monica Riese


Posted on Jul 4, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 1:00 am CDT

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.

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.

It seems this guy will do anything to prove his ambition knows no bounds, now with projects from the stratosphere to the subterranean and everywhere in between.

H/T The Verge

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*First Published: Jul 4, 2017, 9:50 am CDT