The Boring Company Elon musk launched the first underground tunnel under Los Angeles, which is only for electric cars with the autopilot, according to thebell.
According to the publication, a tunnel is very different from the concept, which the businessman had presented a year and a half ago.
During the opening ceremony of the Masque called the tunnel under the city of Hawthorne (part of the agglomeration of Los Angeles) “a real cure-all” for the caps, which are like “acid for the soul.”
Those who do not have electric cars with autopilot will be transported through the tunnel dedicated for this machine.
In the future, as promised by the entrepreneur, the tunnel can move up to 4000 vehicles per hour.
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In this case, the tunnel is now working in test mode and the project is far from complete. During the demonstration, Tesla electric car was moving at him at a speed of 56 km/h. Later, the travel speed should be increased to 240 km/h.
The construction of the tunnel lasted almost two years. Now the company is also working on two other similar projects in Washington (the tunnel connects with Baltimore) and Chicago (connects the city center with the airport O’hara).