If you have spent time listening to Elon Musk opine, then you probably have heard him passionately complaining about traffic. The SpaceX & Tesla Motors CEO had tweeted last year that he was going to avoid traffic by getting a tunnel boring machine.
Apparently, it wasn't just a passing thought that Elon decided to tweet to the world, but a statement of intent. A SpaceX employee recently leaked a picture of a tunnel boring machine with a company logo for "The Boring Company" painted on. The photo was taken down but not before Business Insider grabbed and re-posted it.
Last week, 'The Boring Company' released a concept video. In the mock up, cars are seen parking on a street-level platform before being lowered into a tunnel and whisked off at high speed to a location and being elevated to the street.
Here is that video:
The reaction to the video has been mixed, with some claiming such a solution would be plagued by problems, while others ask what the benefit is over a subway (well, besides the fact that you can't take your car on the subway!).
Whether it becomes reality and solves a problem, or is a colossal failure, it should be interesting to witness it progress. Happy Boring, Elon!
Written by: James Delahunty @ 1 May 2017 5:05