Elon Musk's New Video For His Dumb Tunnel Project Is Awesome

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Musk plans for the first full-length tunnel to run from LAX to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks.

The project is one of Musk's latest ventures, which was inspired by a desire to alleviate "out of control" traffic in Los Angeles.

A video posted to Instagram shows how the sled would blast its way through a tunnel barely wider than its own width, carrying a Tesla auto across an entire city in a matter of minutes.

Today, Musk revealed the progress his tunneling operation, the Boring Company, has made, releasing videos of the tunnel he's digging on his SpaceX property in Hawthorne and a prototype of the electric sled.

Traffic sucks, especially LA-level traffic, but the phenomenon of "induced demand"-that is, if you build more road capacity, it'll eventually become full once again-would make Musk's idea futile". It has been lowered into place and will soon begin its initial tunnel, which will stretch "several hundred feet" in length.

It's interesting because of the caption: "First tunnel for The Boring Company begins". Musk says he hopes to "jack up" this "standard industry speed" by at least 10 times or more.

The PayPal and Tesla founder has finally revealed the huge tunnels he is creating as part of "The Boring Company" - a plan for a future transportation network that he has said very little about.

He also showed off the company's first "Boring Machine".

Typically, you can't just start digging miles of tunnels under one of the world's great megalopolises that also happens to lie in a seismically active region without checking in with city hall first.

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