Aside from running Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is also trying to build a series of tunnels underneath the USA with The Boring Company.
These will eventually be filled with passenger-carrying pods that will shuttle paying customers back and forth.
Musk tweeted that he walked the entire length of the tunnel under Los Angeles and found it ‘disturbingly long’.
Back in October, the billionaire said the tunnel – which will end up being 2.7 miles – will open by the end of the year.
The Boring Company has already built a test tunnel near the SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California, which Musk says will have an opening party in December that means pedestrians and cyclists can try it out.
‘To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels,’ explains the Boring Company in its FAQ.
Elon Musk speaks near a Falcon 9 rocket on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)‘Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won’t fall on your head. A large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew (just keep adding levels).
‘The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company’.
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