Boring Company, Elon Musk's tunneling venture, was arranged a race recently between two Tesla vehicles: one on the road in normal traffic, and the other on the 1.14-mile tunnel that runs under SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Say it wasn't much of a competition.
The Tesla tunnel was the clear victory, which came out on the road a full 3 minutes and 8 seconds before it took over. In fact, the car came in the tunnel to the finish line before the car in traffic came past the first red light.
Mostly, Tesla in the tunnel beat a maximum speed of 127 mph. It is considerably faster than what Boring Company demonstrated to journalists and city officials (including our own Liz Lopatto) on a lavish event in December. These rides were also incredibly bumpy, as Musk attributed to an improper coating machine. This seemed to be smoother ̵[ads1]1; at least according to the video recording.
The race was posted on Twitter less than 24 hours after Boring Company received its first approval to dig a few tunnels under the Las Vegas Convention Center. The $ 48.6 million project is scheduled to be completed in time for the Consumer Electronics Exhibition in January 2021 – although Musk has suggested it might be up at the end of the year.
Boring Company first started with a 2016 tweet where Musk wrote, "Traffic drives me nuts. I'll build a tunnel drilling machine and just start digging … "It has since grown to include the testing tunnel in Hawthorne, the recently approved Las Vegas" People Mover ", a $ 1 billion bid for a Chicago tunnel to the Hare airport located on the ski, and a Washington, DC. to the Baltimore tunnel, which is currently undergoing an environmental assessment.
However, transport advocates are concerned that a new tunnel network for cars will only create greater overload, especially since the driving queue enters the tunnel. Musk has also been criticized for building tunnels that only accommodate cars instead of vehicles with greater capacity to carry more people.
The Boring Company was arranged in this race to answer a single question: which is faster, the road or the tunnel? But, as The Verge's deputy, editor Thomas Ricker, is straining enough, this is a false comparison, and is "equivalent to 5G speed bragging before some phones are released to consumers."