Boring Company, one of many companies owned by Elon Musk, has begun work on tunneling in Las Vegas. The tunnel is expected to open to drivers in 2021.
Boring Company, another company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, owner of companies such as SpaceX and Tesla, celebrated the start of tunnel digging in Las Vegas. The ”Loop” system, two tunnels worth $ 53 million, is expected to spread to three stops less than 1.5 km away.
Las Vegas Convention Center officials said in a statement, the excavation process began quite seriously, a few test tunnels are already being developed, he said. They also stated that this was the first commercial venture for the Boring Company.
Steve Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Department, said that 200 acres were taken from the convention center site, otherwise it would take 45 minutes to walk, including crossing the busy streets. “It will take less than two minutes to go from one end of the campus to the other with Boring Loop, Hill Hill told KSNV.
The California-based company proposed a similar underground project between Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington and Baltimore. The company built one of the test tunnels on Boring’s land in Hawthorne and was opened to reporters last year.
Although a high-speed alternative to the highway, every tunnel in the system will be limited to the passenger capacity of Tesla vehicles. It is also not yet clear whether high-speed travel will be as safe and comfortable as advertised.
In Las Vegas, it is not yet clear whether Musk owned Tesla’s electric vehicles or autonomous vehicles with high passenger numbers. Hill, the promised speed of 250 km / h will not be implemented, the speed will be limited to 56 km / h because the shorter system will not allow higher speeds, he said.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Directorate officials said the system is scheduled to open in January 2021, he said.