Three news at a time. In an animation, Elon Musk revealed how he plans to reduce traffic in the cities and anticipated his autonomous bus. On the way came out, a teaser of the truck that Tesla is about to make.
Although he garantees that he will only spend 2 or 3 percent of his time on his new business challenge – building a network of underground tunnels in Los Angeles – there is the first video of Elon Musk’s latest business project, The Boring Company. This was just four months after the Tesla founder had announced on Twitter that he was going to start digging.
Using a computer animation, the company created by Elon Musk in order to end the nightmare of traffic in big cities, he presented his vision of how he intends to achieve this. To (not) vary, it is more a megalómana enterprise or, at least, ambitious. Watching the video, one notices that Elon Musk was serious when, last year, at a meeting with students in Texas, he said that congestion could only end the construction of tunnels at various levels. He even pointed out a number: 30. Well, now you see what the businessman really meant.
The system imagined by Musk includes lifts that take the car off the surface on a platform equipped with maglev technology – magnetic levitation technology already used in high-speed trains, capable of exceeding 600 km/h due to the absence of friction. Once down below, this platform connects to a network of autonomous rockets that drive the vehicle through a multi-level tunnel at speeds of up to 200 km/h, eventually integrating the car perfectly into the underground traffic, as if the car was a data packet in a broadband communications system, according to the TechCrunch website.
Another element featured in the video, along with the various Tesla models (of course), is a small bus with a large glazed surface, which allows you to see both standing and seated occupants inside, and this vehicle also enjoys the visionary locomotion. As Musk has already announced that he intends to make a self-contained minibus in the near future, there may be a glimpse of the project that the entrepreneur has in mind.
However, none of this will be soon. The reason for this is that the ‘The Boring Company’ is still designing a drilling machine that can take care of bussiness and weaving excavation plans on the grounds of another Musk company, SpaceX, as Elon Musk has already announced that he only intends to spend 2 to 3% of its time in this endeavor, an infrastructure of this size will not be expected to advance in the near future.
Closer to becoming reality will be the electric truck that Tesla will make. Along with the release of The Boring Company’s first video, the founder of the California brand has unveiled a teaser of the vehicle whose full-length development is expected for next September. Marketing is planned for 2019.