Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ has been in the news recently: a ‘Boring Experience’ in Las Vegas disappointed people with Musk’s brilliant idea – a monorail after all the talk?
The name “Boredom Inc.” is said to have originated from Musk’s brainstorm during a traffic jam in Los Angeles in ’16.
Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging”, Musk tweeted during a traffic jam in Los Angeles in December ’16. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging”.
Two hours later, he tweeted again: two hours had passed and he tweeted again: “Boring, it’s what we do.
I am actually going to do this.” Musk was in his prime, naming his new ‘invented’ company ‘The Boring Company’.
Boring has the meaning of both bore and boredom, and by Boring to solve Boring, well Ma boss this harmonic terrain play 666.
According to the plan of “Boring Company”, they will solve the congestion problem of big cities by digging tunnels underground.
In short, it is to transfer the car from the ground highway to the underground closed tunnel for “point-to-point driving”, it avoids the embarrassing problem of contact with pedestrians or other traffic participants on the ground public road, as well as through the intersection with traffic lights. Thus, the efficiency of passage can be significantly improved.
According to the plan of “Boring Company”, their underground system is as follows.
Moving cars underground would reduce the amount of land available for urban roads and would be cheaper to build than an interchange or viaduct above, and it would also provide a solid foundation for Musk’s planned HyperLoop, a future ultra-high-speed underground transportation system.
The first project for the “boring company” is a tunnel loop under the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
According to previous plans, the line will be able to transport over 4,000 visitors per hour to and from the different pavilions via 60 fully self-driving vehicles that will travel at high speed in a closed tunnel.
This means that the travel time of visitors between different exhibition halls will be shortened from more than 40 minutes to 2 minutes.
A few days ago, the LVCC loop of “Boring Company” started its trial run and invited more than 300 people to experience this future black technology of Boring Company in the first time, though it seems that no media attended.
A tweeter on Twitter posted a video of the LVCC underground tunnel experience.
In the video the two participants sit inside a Model 3 driven by a professional driver, where seat belts become optional because the road is empty and there are no other participants.
The driver then starts the vehicle, but in the following he gets a little lost and misses a turn.
During the short experience that followed, the vehicle’s speed was maintained at 40mph (64kph) in the straights and had to drop to 30mph (48kph) in the corners.
Where is the promised driverless? Where is the promised Hyperloop?
A number of Musk’s “black fans” immediately exploded on the Internet.
This is similar to the monorail
The “boring company” has been hit.
But it seems the “boring company” has no choice: according to Techchurch, the local Department of Buildings and Fire Protection has imposed a series of restrictions on the LVCC Loop for safety reasons, including a maximum speed of no more than 40mph, no more than 11 vehicles in operation, and no self-driving systems.
The idea of Musk’s HyperLoop has been turned into a monorail experience.
But for the government, there is nothing wrong with such a rule, after all, safety is always the first priority. It seems that “Boring Company” needs to further prove its strength, so as to dispel the concerns of the relevant departments.
It is reported that the “Boring Company” signed an agreement with LVCC’s parent organization, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, in which different percentages of payments are made according to different milestones of the LVCC Loop. For example, if it reaches a capacity of 2,200 passengers per hour, Boredom will receive $4.4 million, and the same amount will be paid when it reaches 3,300 passengers.
At the same time, Boredom Inc. and LVCC have signed an operating agreement whereby LVCC will pay Boredom Inc. $30,000 per day at major trade shows such as CES, but if LVCC Loop does not reach its promised capacity, Boredom Inc. “will pay a fine of $300,000 to LVCC.
Considering the strength of Musk’s team and the previous success of SpaceX and Tesla, there are also optimists who believe that this tunnel system will become a unique transportation system in the future through its extremely low cost advantage and continuous improvement of its functions.
According to the plan of “Boring Company”, more than 40 stations will be built in the future, covering various hotels and airports in downtown Las Vegas.
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