Elon Musk’s Boring Company is currently building its first commercial project, a “loop” underground electric transport system in Las Vegas, and the first 0.8-mile-long tunnel is almost halfway done already.
Elon Musk discusses future plans for Tesla and his other endeavors with curator Chris Anderson at a TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada, April 28, 2017. The transcript below is an attempt to capture the conversation as accurately as possible.
Chris: Elon. Hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here.
Elon: Thanks for having me.
Chris: So, in the next half hour or so we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes my first question a little ironic. Why are you boring?
Elon Musk says hole in SpaceX’s parking is start of a ‘vast underground transportation network’ for cars and hyperloop
There’s a big hole in the middle of the parking lot of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk already announced that it would be used to test new digging techniques under development by his new ‘Boring Company’ in order to increase tunneling speed.
Musk has now elaborated a little more on his plan for the new company and on the first hole in Los Angeles, which he described as the beginning of a ‘vast underground transportation network’ for cars and the hyperloop.