Elon Musk reveals footage from first tunnel under LA

  • Musk says the entry hole, staging area and starting tunnel for Boring Machine 1 ‘Godot’ is complete
  • Tunnel will run from LAX to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and  Sherman Oaks, Musk pledged
  • He hopes to increase the speed of the boring machine by a factor of ten to dig tunnels across LA 
  • Elon Musk also offered a look at a test run of the tunnel’s ‘electric sleds’ in a track used to develop Hyperloop

Elon Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ has begun work on its first tunnel beneath Los Angeles, which will stretch from LAX to Sherman Oaks when complete, the tech mogul revealed in a tweetstorm today.

It has been just six months since Musk first revealed his radical plan to beat LA’s notorious gridlock – and now, the entry hole, staging area, and starting tunnel for the first Boring Machine, ‘Godot,’ is complete, Musk says.

Critics have slammed the plan as completely unrealistic as it would require a mass of permits and huge disruption as hundreds of tunnels and access ‘lifts’ are dug.

It is also unclear if the machine has actually been used to dig anything – with images of an electric ‘sled’ having been filmed in another nearby tunnel SpaceX has been using to test pods for Musk’s Hyperloop….

Source: Elon Musk reveals footage from first tunnel under LA | Daily Mail Online

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