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Elon Musk's Boring Company will personally deliver your flamethrower

18 May, 2018, 16:45 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
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More details are coming out about the Boring Company's plans for the tunnel under LA that runs 11 miles from downtown to the global airport. "But obviously that can only happen with public support". Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging...'.

Elon Musk at a Hyperloop info session has revealed several other news on this.

The West L.A. tunnel is the latest project Boring has undertaken after quietly digging a slightly shorter tunnel underneath tiny neighboring municipality of Hawthorne, where SpaceX and Boring are both headquartered. (TSLA) electric vehicle maker, also said he would offer free trips through the first two research tunnels he completes to get public feedback before proceeding with a larger system.

Mr Musk, the Silicon Valley tycoon who founded Tesla, the electric auto company, said he would offer free trips through the first two research tunnels he completes to get public feedback before proceeding with a larger system.

Once operational, pedestrians and cyclists will be given priority to ride in its pods, for less than the price of a bus ticket, Musk says.

Musk confessed that The Boring Company, which was created as an infrastructure and tunnel firm, faced "delivery challenges" when it came to shipping the devices loaded with propane but claimed to have found a solution by delivering the products in Boring Company delivery vans.

Earlier, before the session, Musk retweeted LA Metro tweet announcing the prolonged partnership with The Boring Company and that they are going forward with their plans to build in-city Loop for the underground fast travel system.

Musk's proposal involved building a test tunnel ranging about 2.7 miles (4.3 kilometers) which would run into headwinds from neighborhood organizations. Pods would use on-ramps and off-ramps rather than running like a subway line. A city council committee granted the Boring Company an exemption to a state environmental review - a review that can be a very long process.

The plan calls for excavated soil to be compacted into concrete reinforcement segments for the tunnels, or turned into construction bricks.

The company assured citizens that if the top soil moves by as little as half an inch (one cm), work will stop immediately.

"If you concentrate on it, if I can do that journey in about half-an-hour to an hour, I can do dozens of those a day and but a long-haul plane can exclusively make a type of flights a day", she informed the viewers.

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