elon musk bores transit tunnel in bid to end la traffic congestion

by:Gewinn     2019-08-31
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled the first tunnel he completed two years ago by an underground transport company, an ambitious remedy to Los Angeles\'s notorious traffic congestion.
But, contrary to some of his own hype a few months ago, free rides are not part of Tuesday\'s grand opening (local time). In a 30-
Mr. Musk gave a one-minute demonstration via live webcast, touting the newly completed show. 83-
The tunnel section is low. cost, fast-
Boring, his new Tunnel Company, pioneered mining technology.
Mr. Musk publicized the evidence. of-
Concept tunnel is the first step in developing high technology
Speed Underground network can be in the \"soul-
Destroyed Second Street traffic in the United States.
The largest city at a speed of 240 kilometers per hour.
But there is still a long way to go for such a system.
The new tunnel was dug along a path not through Los Angeles, but below the nearby city of Hothorn. On this trail, Musk\'s Boring Company and his SpaceX rocketsMr Musk —
Head of Tesla electric vehicle manufacturers and energy companies-
After complaining on Twitter about Los Angeles\'s traffic \"driving me crazy\" in December 2016, he began to move into public transport and promised to \"make a boring machine and start digging \".
In May, the company showed the world a preview of the Hawthorne tunnel, releasing a quick
The camera takes forward video of its interior along the length of the cylindrical channel, which is about 3 in length.
7 m in diameter.
On Tuesday, Musk marked the total price of the finished part at about $10 m, including the cost of excavation, internal infrastructure, lighting, ventilation, safety systems, communications and tracks.
By contrast, he said, it would cost up to a billion dollars to dig a mile of tunnels using \"traditional\" engineering methods, and it would take three to six months to complete.
Mr. Musk boasted,
Including higher-level innovation
Dig narrow tunnels and speed up the removal of dirt while digging and strengthening.
He also cited his favorite comparison with snails, which he says move 14 times faster than typical tunnel machines.
Mr. Musk did not say how long his new tunnel had been dug and eventually did not dig into tunnel 3. 2-
His company initially requested a kilometer easement for the project.
But before he
Video footage of a new elevator station designed to transport passengers from the street floor to the underground entrance of the tunnel.
In the video, a modified Tesla Model X luxury car appeared in the elevator.
When fully operational, the \"cycle\" system envisioned by Mr Musk will consist of passengersand-automobile-
Carry platforms known as \"skates\" that can pass through tunnels through electricity once they enter the underground network.
In addition, passenger cars can be equipped with retractable side wheels, allowing them to pass the loop independently, he said.
Musk took a fully equipped Tesla car at Tuesday night\'s event and came out of the car at one end of the tunnel --
Bathed in green and blue interior light
A small group of enthusiastic audiences gathered to cheer for his speech.
Earlier this year, Musk caused a stir by promising free passage after the tunnel was opened.
However, there were no such rides on Tuesday night.
A company message posted online in advance stated that tunnel travel was \"only by invitation\" on the grounds of \"incredible high demand \".
If successful, the Hawthorne tunnel is conceived as eventually connecting to other tunnel networks that have not yet been built.
The Boring Company canceled its £ 4 plan last month. 3-
Located a kilometer block west of Los Angeles, the lawsuit was resolved by community groups opposed to the project.
But Musk\'s company says it is pushing ahead with the construction of a tunnel across the town to connect the Dodge stadium, home to the city\'s major league baseball team, with existing subway lines.
Boring was voted 27-by Chicago in June-
A km underground transportation system connecting the city center and the main airport.
The company also proposed the East Coast loop from Washington to the suburbs of Maryland.
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