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Elon Musk Unveils New Concept Images of Underground Vehicles

His 'Boring Company' vehicles are meant to avoid L.A. street-level traffic congestion.

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Last month, Elon Musk, the CEO behind Tesla and SpaceX, released a simulation video (see below) via his Boring Company, simply entitled “Tunnels.” It shows a car getting lowered underground on a pad, which would then whisk it at about 125 mph through an underground tunnel system before coughing it up at a new destination.

 

If you’re wondering what’s so “boring” about the company, you’re coming at it from the wrong definition of the word. Musk means “boring,” as in boring a system of tunnels under Los Angeles to cure its chronic traffic congestion issues. He spoke about the concept at length in a complementary TED talk.

 

In that simulation video, we also got a split-second glimpse at a clear, butter-dish-shaped, more generic-looking vehicle, waiting in a queue behind another car.

Elon Musk's Boring Company Shows Off Prototype of Underground Mass Transit Vehicle
(Boring Company)

Now, that vehicle has some concept art to go along with it. It’s basically a smaller subway car that can transport people, commuters, bike messengers, and anybody else who might not have access to a car.

Elon Musk's Boring Company Teases Underground Transit Vehicle
(Boring Company)

For more on the Boring Company, as well as images of the apparatus that Musk will be using to bore his system of underground tunnels, visit the company’s website.