Elon Musk’s Los Angeles tunnel-boring machine plan revealed

... and a coast-to-coast Hyperloop connection
May 1, 2017

Musk’s plan for tunnels under Los Angeles (credit: The Boring Company)

Things happen fast with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and CEO/CTO of SpaceX. It starts December 17, 2016 when he’s stuck in Los Angeles traffic:

On February 3, Musk reveals he has already begun digging a “demo tunnel” in the SpaceX parking lot, Bloomberg reports.

Bloomberg also reports that Musk plans to build an underground network that “includes as many as 30 levels of tunnels for cars and high-speed trains such as the Hyperloop.”

Fast-forward to Thursday April 27: a SpaceX employee posts this on Instagram:

Then on Friday April 28, Musk’s latest venture — The Boring Company — posts this video:

The Boring Company | Tunnels

Also on Friday, Musk reveals at TED 2017 his plan to connect the tunnels to a coast-to-coast Hyperloop: “You could dig as much as you want,” he says. “I think if you were to do something like D.C. to New York Hyperloop, I think you’d probably want to go underground the entire way because it’s a high-density area.”

The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is already approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter,” says SpaceX.

SpaceXHyperloop | Hyperloop Pod Flights | 1-29-17

Inverse | Elon Musk’s TED 2017 Full Interview

To be continued. …