Elon Musk to offer $1 rides in Boring Company tunnels

Elon Musk to offer $1 rides in Boring Company tunnels

Elon Musk to offer $1 rides in Boring Company tunnels

Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric vehicle manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans.

"Like a weird little Disney ride in L.A.", Musk, casually dressed in denim, said to laughter and applause.

Musk launched his foray into public transit after complaining about traffic on Twitter in late 2016, vowing to "build a boring machine and just start digging". He teased that they would be delivered personally via a Boring Company van.

After users suggested he was joking, Musk clarified: "I am actually going to do this". This would be the type of tunnels built to transport the masses. Tunnels, on the other hand, Musk detailed were "way less nerve-racking than flying cars" and still "so fun".

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It also comes as Musk wrestles with production problems for the rollout of his highly anticipated Model 3 sedan at Tesla, with some investors concerned his overlapping leadership roles at Boring and his rocket-building firm SpaceX has him spread too thin. To realize Musk's idea, Boring will need permits and buy-in from city officials and residents, many of whom felt blindsided when the company first made its goals public. The fare for running the loop will be only $1 and Mr. Musk claims the project wont be noisy and will help to reduce traffic in the city. They will coordinate with us as they move ahead with their proof of concept tunnel under Sepulveda Boulevard to ensure it doesn't interfere with our Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project.

The extension runs 13.5 metres (44 feet) under public roads around the SpaceX headquarters, and is the first time the Boring Company has been allowed to dig outside of its property line. "You're not dividing communities with lanes, and we think we can make this really fun". Much of what Musk discussed about how his concept in-city Loop would work has been answered in concept videos and the company's FAQ, but he specifically said that the plan is for rides that cost a $1, and carry up to 16 passengers through hundreds of tunnels to those small, parking space-size tunnels located throughout a city.

The nearly completed dry run is created to make sure plans actually work - if it doesn't, the city can request the tunnel is filled in with concrete or soil. The whole tunnel will be privately funded and will not be used for public transportation, the company said.

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