Less than a month ago Elon Musk’s new venture The Boring Company began digging its first tunnel linking SpaceX lot in Hawthrone, Los Angeles to its car park and now Mr.Musk updated his followers on Instagram showing Tesla Model S driving on a vertical lift platform and descending into the tunnel, enough to make you feel like the Batman entering the Batcave (Watch the video below). The broader plan here is to construct a subterranean routes across the city that will carry vehicles and pedestrians on electric sleds at 200 kmph. In other simple terms, this is like an underground railway system for vehicles which might help in reduction of traffic congestion. Reports claim that Musk’s new idea will cut the driving time to almost half the time than the usual time taken. However, the project is restricted to SpaceX office for now and the company hasn’t got the necessary permits to dig elsewhere. Building the tunnel networks itself is a time consuming process but this video is a sign that this ambitious project is moving forward at a quicker pace. The Hyperloop project connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC received verbal approval from government officials and has also held ‘promising talks’ with the L.A Mayor Eric Garcetti over the project which if completed will be the world’s largest longest tunnel.
The underground Hyperloop tunnel promises to cover the distance between New York to Washington DC in just 29 minutes. It would also be longer than the Gotthard base tunnel, a railway line running through the Swiss Alps measuring 35.5 miles