Musk says the sleds will go 125 miles per hour. Musk unveiled the video on his Instagram page Friday. Musk told Wiredinduced demand becomes irrelevant because he's thinking of building tunnels "going 10, 20, 30 layers deep (or more)". The tunneling machine, Boring 1 (or Godot), now has a proper entry hole, staging area, and starting tunnel.
The video below contains flashing lights, which has potential to induce motion sickness and/or seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
Musk said the system could transport drivers from Westwood to LAX Airport in just five minutes.
The company's first "Boring Machine" is named "Gardot" and will be several hundred feet long once it is complete. Via Instagram in a series of posts, the billionaire entrepreneur provided details about his plan Boring Co., which he formed after getting sick and exhausted of Los Angeles's notorious traffic jams.
The SpaceX and Tesla founder posted the news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, along with a series of photos about 8 a.m.
The company is now digging a demo tunnel in the SpaceX parking lot.
With that, the so-called Boring Company was born, another addition to Musk's ever-growing portfolio of technology ventures. Musk adds that besides the commute between Westwood and LAX, the tunnels will later cover LAX to Culver City, Sherman Oaks, and Santa Monica as well.
"We're trying to dig a hole under L.A., and this is to create the beginning of what will hopefully be a 3D network of tunnels to alleviate congestion", Musk said at TED2017 in late April.
The ongoing effort is a part of Musk's new company called The Boring Company that aims at fixing the problem of traffic jams.
And in another video, Musk gave an idea of how some of The Boring Company machinery works - including a rotating cutterhead that will cut through underground rock.