Elon Musk trends everytime with his new and different projects wheather its Tesla or SpaceX. Now, he is back with a new way of fighting traffic in the congested cities with The Boring Company. The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company founded by Elon Musk in 2016. Musk has cited difficulty with Los Angeles traffic and limitations with the current 2-D transportation network as inspiration for the project. The Boring Company is a subsidiary of SpaceX.
At an event on Space Exploration Technologies Corp. headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Musk declared the mile long under the ground tunnel open. “This is incredibly profound,” he told reporters Tuesday, calling his first ride in the tunnel “epic.”
Earlier it was decided that there would be skates that would drive the car to and fro, but now they are tesla cars itself which are programmed and moves with its senses. This change will allow all other electric cars to run in those, not only tesla, but the tyres needed to run on those would cost higher for around from $200 to $300 per vehicle. The tunnel itself cost $10 million.
The vehicles needed to be electric to avoid noxious gases filling the tunnels, and autonomous so braking systems could kick in quickly if needed. The modified wheels keep the cars on track even if the driver loses control, stopping them from hitting the sides.
There were lots of people along with the local officials who took the ride after the launch. Most of the people termed the bumpy ride to be exciting but also many people said that they were feeling sick after the ride. At the event, the cars travelled at a speed of 35 miles per hour but the Boring Co. has a vision of running the cars at 150 miles per hour, said the officials.
Musk has spent $40 million on Boring Co. which he believes to eventually pay off. Each week, around 20 municipalties request information about the company’s technology as it not only help to retract the load of traffic but also for water and utility pipes, Musk said.
With the couple of projects ongoing in USA. Boring Co. uses its three machines that helps to bild the tunnel faster The first three boring machines used by The Boring Company are:
- Godot, a conventional tunnel boring machine, used for research purposes.
- Line-storm, a highly modified conventional boring machine, a hybrid design, boring 2–3 times faster than pre-2018 boring machines.
- Prufrock, or Proof-Rock, a “fully-Boring-Company-designed machine”, anticipated to be approximately ten times faster than conventional boring machines, with hopes of making it even faster. Currently under development since May 2018.
Boring Co. is currently in exclusive negotiations with the city of Chicago to build a Loop connecting that city’s downtown with O’Hare International Airport. Musk also said on Tuesday that Boring had started a hyperloop connecting Washington to Baltimore.
This project will ultimately be a boon for the future. We all are aware of the consequences that we are going to face in the future which is not far away. The way we are degrading our environment is a huge matter to be looked upon.
This will be specially helpful in the under-developed and developing countries which are facing the issue of population. The increase in population eventually increases the traffic in the roads. This will help to take the road traffic underground which will create a fast and smooth way of transportation. It will be highly helpful in a country like India and congested cities like Mumbai where traffic in the peak hours or through out a day is a major issue.
Though it is in its initial stage, it will make a massive transition in the forthcoming future with such a highly tehnified innovation.
The Boring Company Loop system pic.twitter.com/xVpDHzZKXB
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