The Boring Company Adds Elevator Skeleton For Car/Pod Transport

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 11

The Boring Company

The Boring Company: Heading down below in a Tesla Model S!

The Boring Company’s elevator could be fully operational within a week.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is certainly not wasting any time with his Boring Company concept. Just the other day, he Tweeted that an initial test segment of a tunnel was completed. Now, Musk has shared a video of the finished skeleton for the first car-transport elevator.

The elevator is just one of many that The Boring Company plans to build to transport vehicles to underground tunnels. This same type of boring and underground infrastructure system will become part of Musk’s plans for his human civilizations on Mars.

In the original Boring Company teaser video, Musk shows electric cars, and multi-passenger transport “sleds” heading down to the tunnels. No one is certain if this concept will make it that far, but regardless, tunneling is underway, and the elevators are being constructed.

Musk previously Tweeted that The Boring Company is “no longer waiting for Godot”. He affectionately and humorously named the first boring machine, Godot, after the Samuel Beckett stage play. Musk also added a Tweet with some video footage of where the tunnel leads.

Musk plans to build an entire network of tunnels underneath LA and other cities. The first digging began in Hawthorne, CA in the parking lot of the SpaceX headquarters. Permits were then secured for Los Angeles. According to Teslarati, the first tunnel, which Musk was referring to in the recent Tweet, will span from Los Angeles International Airport to Culver City.

Source: Teslarati

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11 responses to "The Boring Company Adds Elevator Skeleton For Car/Pod Transport"

  1. SJC says:

    He can tunnel under his own property but must have right of way for other tunnels.

  2. menorman says:

    Just the other day, he Tweeted that an initial segment of tunnel is complete beneath Los Angeles.

    His tunnels aren’t anywhere near LA, they’re in Hawthorne.

    1. Mark.ca says:

      Part of LA megalopolis. When people talk about LA they rarely refer to the downtown but rather to the grater are around it.

    2. Paul Smith says:

      That was last week.

  3. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    Now, all Elon has to do is get the owners of the ~1499 properties between his office and his home to all agree to allow him to tunnel underneath, and get the city (cities?) to issue him digging permits for all those properties, then he will be able to dig the tunnel he wants for commuting!

    😉

    1. Chris O says:

      Since tunnel boring doesn’t actually have a measurable impact on surface properties (it’s literally almost impossible to even detect tunnel digging, cause of security concerns in countries like Israel and South Korea)there is no reason why laws shouldn’t be changed so people do not have the right to object to what happens deeply beneath their properties.

      In most countries people don’t own what’s below the surface of their property anyway.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        “Since tunnel boring doesn’t actually have a measurable impact on surface properties (it’s literally almost impossible to even detect tunnel digging…”

        Having watched a documentary on using a tunnel boring machine to dig a new subway tunnel for London’s Underground subway system, I can state with absolute certainty that your assertion is very far from always true. Perhaps if the tunnel is deep enough and is bored thru solid rock, there may be no disturbance of surface structures. But you should watch the documentary; you’ll learn quite a bit about the complex and expensive methods used to monitor buildings for settling, and the complex, expensive methods used to compensate for settling when it happens.

        PBS NOVA Documentary 2016: “Super Tunnel”

  4. Dr ValueSeeker says:

    When is the capital raise/donation tweet coming for this science project? Muskovites want to know.

  5. Chris O says:

    Is it practical to drag cars into these tunnels? How about just people that can board some sort of theme park ride micro subway to get to their destinations inside a city?

  6. zll says:

    wish the team all the best, I work in the elevator industry and I can tell you it is not as easy as it seems.

  7. Four Electrics says:

    If they can dig even one percent of the roughly 3,000 lane-miles that exist on LA-area freeways, I’ll be quite impressed. Otherwise I literally see a rat hole.

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