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Elon Musk Shows Off Latest Boring Company — Literally

Tesla CEO's hatred of L.A. traffic spurs new venture.

by on May.12, 2017

Elon Musk's Boring Co. has commenced tunneling under Los Angeles as part of his new project.

With all of the action going on over at Tesla as the EV maker approaches the start of Model 3 production, no one can say that the company or its founder, Elon Musk, are boring.

Actually, it can be said as the company revealed today that it has begun boring a tunnel under Los Angeles. Musk’s formed Boring Co. after he became tired of dealing with the crushing traffic jams in Los Angeles.

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The tech billionaire unveiled the effort through several social media posts on Instagram and even offered a few jokes about the process on Twitter, including using a theme of poems and plays to name the machines digging the tunnel.

Ultimately, Musk settled on Godot for the first machine. No word yet on the second. However, he did also offer up a video demonstrating an underground sled that could carry vehicles at speeds up to 125 mph.

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Musk did not provide details about the project beyond the fact that it has begun and where it will go. He noted on Instagram the first tunnel would run from Los Angeles International Airport to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks.

He noted that the sleds would get users from “Westwood to LAX in 5 mins,” in a post.

“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic,” Musk said recently in an interview at TED Talks. “It affects people in every part of the world. It takes away so much of your life. it’s horrible. It’s particularly horrible in L.A.”

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The next step in the process is speed up the efforts with a Boring machine that is in “final assembly,” he said Friday on Instagram, according to USA Today. Machine segments are being “lowered into the starter tunnel,” which he revealed in a photo on Instagram.

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