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Elon Musk posts new videos of his underground tunnel project for LA

14 May 2017, 02:59 | Cedric Leonard

Elon Musk posts new videos of his underground tunnel project for LA

Tesla underground car sled

The Tesla (TSLA) founder is on a mission to build a network of tunnels under Los Angeles to alleviate the city's traffic problems.

Lastly, he posted a video of a test run of the electric sleds that would transport cars through the tunnels, "automatically switching from one tunnel to the next". The vids showed off some of the heavy duty equipment in action, including the electric sled that promises to shoot cars through the system at up to 125 miles per hour.

The goal of the Boring Company is to cut travel time in the notoriously congested Los Angeles area.

Mind you, it's not clear if Musk has the necessary approval yet for his tunnels.

He also showed off the company's first Boring Machine.

Musk posted a video of a demo of its electric sled in action on Friday.

"Would mean Westwood to LAX in 5 mins", Musk wrote, next to a photo of a test sled inside the almost milelong experimental Hyperloop vacuum-sealed tunnel he had built outside SpaceX headquarters.

In the test video, an electric sled accelerates gradually to 125mph before its forceful brakes kick in and bring it to an abrupt stop. 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.

Elon Musk's Boring Company is officially making some headway.

Below is a picture of boring machine segments that are being lowered into the starter tunnel at SpaceX. Will be a few hundred feet long when complete.

The company is now digging a demo tunnel in the SpaceX parking lot. Musk hopes that with their engineering know-how, The Boring Company can see a breakthrough of one mile per week.

At the end of April, after obtaining a tunnel-boring machine, Musk described his plans in detail during a TED Talk interview.

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