Everyone knows L.A. traffic is murder, and crawling for hours, bumper-to-bumper, is an unavoidable, miserable reality. Elon Musk’s new revolutionary “loop” tunnel system in Los Angeles hopes to change that, and it’s getting closer to becoming a reality.
“The loop” is an underground tunnel system that lowers cars from street level using an elevator, and then places them onto sleds. The cars are then propelled through the tunnel using a track system that carries it to it’s final destination at speeds up to 150 MPH, and zero traffic. Here’s a simulation of the final product:
Musk and Boring moved one step closer to taking the idea from simulation to reality, this week, when they tested a Tesla Model X through the fully completed test section of the L.A. loop. The video is short, but allows you to see exactly what Elon Musk’s revolutionary vision looks like, come to life. It sure beats the hell out of taking the 405.
Musk says he hopes to open the tunnel to the public for test rides in the next several months, but the first fully built loop will likely be in Chicago, because Boring was just awarded a contract to build a passenger transit from O’Hare airport to downtown, using 16-passenger transport pods.
Elon Musk, you brilliant bastard.