Elon Musk unveils exclusive vision of Las Vegas’ underground transportation system
The Boring Company is working on its underground transportation system that would run modified Tesla cars through a network of high-speed tunnels under the Las Vegas Convention Center, a project valued at $52.5 million.
After months of construction and some delays, the company, founded by Elon Musk, has opened the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) to the local press for an exclusive view of what’s going on inside.
The LVCC consists of a network of underground tunnel networks, totaling 2.41 kilometers, located at a depth of more than 12 meters and containing three passenger entry and exit terminals, and the main Las Vegas train station. Conference center.
As you can see in the videos shared by Journalist Mick AkersAct Website Review MagazinePassengers are transported by self-driving Tesla electric cars, which travel inside the tunnels at a top speed of around 57 kilometers per hour.
Initially, Elon Musk planned to use modified Tesla cars to increase occupancy and carry up to 16 passengers, between seated and standing. However, the videos show the cars being used without the previously announced modifications. Note that it is possible that the vehicles used during the demonstration are for information purposes only.
The system will go through a trial period before starting to work for the general public. As Boring continues to line up the final details of the LVCC, there’s a new venture in his plans. In February, The Miami City Council proposed to build a 2-mile (3.2 km) underground transportation tunnel under the city. The work will be ready in six months and will cost $30 million.
Yet, located in a spongy limestone area, Miami can be a real challenge for the project. Sea level rise is another issue that can negatively impact businesses.
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