Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Elon Musk brings technology charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan

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On that note, Musk talked about one transit concept, called Loop, a zero-emissions high-speed transit system that could travel up to 150 miles per hour, and carry passengers from downtown LA to the Los Angeles International Airport in eight minutes.

If you are wondering just how such fast transportation might be possible, look no further than the Ted Talk with SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell that Elon Musk also kindly posted for us.

The billionaire businessman Elon Musk told a cheering crowd that his dream of burrowing a high-speed network of "personalised mass transit" tunnels under Los Angeles could be achieved without disturbance or noise.

The charismatic entrepreneur said he hoped the new public transport system would help resolve the city's chaotic traffic. These tunnels were not yet part of his cross-country "Hyperloop" system, which would ferry people in tubes travelling at airline speeds at a much lower cost. Thursday evening, at the Leo Baeck Temple in the prosperous neighborhood of Bel-Air, Musk made a presentation, according to which the network of Musk's Boring Company, if and when it gets constructed, would carry passengers from Dodger Stadium near downtown L.A.to Los Angeles International Airport in 10 minutes. It's part of Musk's effort to get city agencies on board with the project, which is already facing some court challenges from two neighborhood organizations.

The idea is to pack at least 100 passengers per flight on a super powerful rocket that Musk has dubbed the BFR - which is about two-and-a-half times the size of the Falcon Heavy rocket that put a Tesla into space in February (accidentally overshooting the orbit of Mars).

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On the question of risks to utility lines, Musk said The Boring Company's machines are digging below them. Musk commented, "we're not suggesting this to the exclusion of other approaches".

The news was announced during a community meeting for The Boring Company last night which, funnily enough, Musk was late to due to the city's traffic, which he called "the seventh or eighth level" of hell.

The West L.A. tunnel is the latest project Boring has undertaken after quietly digging a slightly shorter tunnel underneath tiny neighboring municipality of Hawthorne, where SpaceX and Boring are both headquartered.

"You won't even know we exist", Musk said.

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