A experience on Elon Musk’s planned underground “Loop” beneath Los Angeles will price $1.
The Tesla CEO unveiled how a lot passengers should pay to experience the futuristic transportation system that he hopes to construct beneath the metropolis—and at simply $1, it prices lower than bus fare. One of the tunnels, he mentioned, would join downtown Los Angeles to the Los Angeles International Airport in simply 10 minutes.
“This system is designed to be more like a highway and a bunch of off-ramps and loops connecting to the highway, kind of like cars,” Musk mentioned on Thursday evening on stage at a synagogue in Los Angeles. “Almost like an autonomous underground, multi-level car system…that costs a dollar.”
Musk’s tunnel-building agency, the Boring Company, would deal with challenge, which he hopes will alleviate visitors in the notoriously gridlocked metropolis. Earlier this month, he shared an image of a test tunnel his firm dug. Details on that tunnel are sparse: “The exact location of the tunnel shown in the video was not clear,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “It is believed the digging so far has occurred in and around his property in the Hawthorne area.” Last 12 months, he shared a picture of a tunnel that was reportedly 500 feet long.
The deliberate tunnels could be used for what he calls “Loop,” or a “high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported on autonomous electric skates traveling at 125-150 miles per hour.” The electrical skates would carry six to eight passengers or one automobile.
“Compared to a flying car,” Musk mentioned on Thursday, “you don’t have to worry about bad weather, you can’t see it, hear it feel it, you’re not dividing communities with lanes and we think we can make this really fun.”
Of course, there are highway blocks to this loop system: neighborhood groups are mounting legal challenges to a 2.7 mile take a look at tunnel that may run alongside Sepulveda Blvd. from Pico Blvd to Washington Blvd. Last month the metropolis council’s public works committee accepted an environmental overview exemption for the project.