Godot, The Boring Machine Completes First Segment

Tomas Mccoy
July 2, 2017

The Boring Company CEO recently tweeted a video of the elevator that will lower the cars into the tunnels, which will start operating next week. Musk even submitted plans to local officials, asking permission to build a pedestrian tunnel from the SpaceX building to its parking lot across the road.

One thing led to another, and Musk made a decision to call his new venture-building a tunnel to traverse Los Angeles-the Boring Company.

Mr Musk also said that the first vehicle elevator - required to get the cars underground - is nearly operational.

On Wednesday, the executive said the machine had "just completed the first segment" of the L.A. tunnel, suggesting the first leg of the track is already a done deal.

Elon Musk's latest company is officially up and running. Part of that was designing Godot to do continuous digging and reinforcing of the tunnel walls, and beefing up the power of the machine.

Still, seeing the inner workings of the project's progress is pretty neat, as was emphasized by a short video Musk posted that shows the area around the tunnel site.


Musk has said a auto skate will transport vehicles through the future tunnels at speeds reaching 130 miles per hour during a TED Talk in April.

Musk's aim is to extend the tunnel as an experiment that could lead to a high-speed transit system for cars beneath Los Angeles.

One could be forgiven if back in January 2016 they thought Elon Musk's ideas about tunnels, offered to a bunch of college students, were hot air.

The Tribune said discussions were preliminary, but Musk reportedly plans to see if digging a rail line makes more sense than other possibilities like using an existing railroad right-of-way or double-decking the CTA Blue Line to speed travelers to and from the airport.

Musk said the tunnels should help people get "from Westwood to LAX in 5-6 minutes".

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