Entrepreneur: Elon Musk has unveiled a prototype underground tunnel in Los Angeles, which is designed to transport cars at high speed around the city. The tunnel is only a mile long at the moment, but the goal is to have a network to ease chronic traffic congestion.
Modified electric cars would be lowered into the tunnel, and would travel at speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour.
The tunnel has been built by Mr Musk’s Boring Company, which boasts of state-of-the-art engineering techniques. Mr Musk, best known as the head of Tesla Electric Cars and the commercial SpaceX programme, arrived at the launch last evening, in a Tesla car modified to work on what is referred to as a ‘loop’ system. The plan envisages, modified cars being lowered into the tunnel network by lifts, and then slotted into tracks on the ‘loop’.