Elon Musk's big dream of drilling tunnels under Los Angeles to ease the city's insane traffic became a bit clearer this week after the Tesla CEO shared his vision for the Boring Company with a group of excited residents. 19659002] Together with Steve Davis, a project leader at the start of the tunnel, Musk unleashed a flood of new details about the project for the crowd, a well-heeled group of about 700, some of whom were present at the Bel Air neighborhood. Hats and applauded much of what Musk told them.
This enthusiasm could do much to counter some of the negative reactions to the still-recent tunneling project, including a judicial challenge from two neighborhood groups[1
- The network, if it becomes reality, would transport passengers from Dodger Stadium near downtown to Los Angeles International Airpor "In 10 minutes."
- In response to a recent city council vote that allowed Musk to conduct the project without environmental assessment, Musk promised viewers that the Boring Company would produce a complete Environmental Impact Report; "If you build a tunnel in LA, you can build it anywhere," Musk said, pointing to construction challenges such as oil fields and seismic concerns.
- The Project Should Include a Tunnel Along the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles Limited Traffic
- There would be hundreds of entrances where travelers embedded in transport boxes would slip at high speed.
- He promised that his underground tunneling would be virtually silent on the road for people; "They will not even know we exist," Musk said. "If we can not do a two-mile tunnel without disturbing people, how can we make hundreds of miles?"
- By the way, Musk said he has sold flameros worth $ 10 million to support the project customers can expect them on their doorstep within two weeks, complimenting custom built vans from Boring Co.
- The for Dirt excavated from the test tunnel is compressed and processed into ornate bricks that Musk says can handle California. "Seismic Loads."
- Musk said he plans to sell these stones "for" 10 cents a brick or so. And they are really great stones. You can build houses with them and build things.
- These tiles are, he said, preferable to the slag blocks and are "incredibly smooth. "Musk starts with a palean to the bricks, which he considers incomparable:" These are bricks that are far better than any bricks I've ever seen on a construction site. "They can be really convincing for affordable housing."
- The bricks have a PSI of 5,000, which Musk says is stronger than concrete blocks, saying he'll sell them in containers that resemble a Lego kit.
- He told the audience that 15 to Twenty percent of the cost of its tunnels will be used to extract the dirt and transport it to trucks.
- He said the pods in his tunnels would pull LA commuters off the crowded streets above, making room for parking.
- Musk told the crowd that the project could take place "only with public support."
- He and Davis promised the audience that the aboveground residents have nothing to worry about because the drilling company tunneled far below the utility lines and much deeper than conventional ones Tunnel will lead.