Elon Musk recently tweeted that his company the Boring Company will be testing the tunnel for its high-speed transit system. They will be running the test on the 18th of December, this is an 8-day delay from the initially planned date.
About the 18th December Test Run Launch
Elon Musk also announced that asides the tunnel, the Boring company will also unveil the fully legal autonomous transport cars. It is believed that this autonomous transport car is also the autonomous pods that will be used to transport passengers through the tunnel. It was also announced that attendees will also get the opportunity to check out the systems special elevator. The systems special elevator was designed to take regular vehicles and passenger pods between the street and transportation tunnel. The Boring Company and Elon Musk plan to let members of the public have free rides through the tunnel after the launch.
How the Tunnel, Tunnel Elevators and Autonomous Pods would work
Elon Musk and the Boring Company want to use the tunnel, tunnel elevator and pods to revolutionize the tunnelling industry. They plan to use faster and more efficient machines to achieve this revolution. They want their machines to help reduce congestion on busy streets. Elon Musk and the Boring Company want to build network tunnels, these tunnels will ease congestion at busy streets. They also want to build electrically powered sledges that run at a speed of 150mph. Cars, foot passengers and cyclists will be transported through these sledges to different destinations across the city.
The vehicles and passenger pods would be lowered onto the sledges from street level via an elevator system. They plan to also connect the elevators to a private residence and office buildings. The pods will differ from normal subways, instead of passengers getting off at every stop, the sledge will move from a side tunnel onto the main track in order to keep all of the passengers constantly on the move.
About the Boring Company
The Boring Company is a subsidiary of Space X, it is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company. It was founded by Elon Musk in 2016. The company was established to aim to ease road congestion through their creations.