Even though it sounds like a dream, The Boring Company is moving forward with its plans for to create underground tunnels for cars to travel through. Elon Musk’s company is designing a car sized elevator that will lower cars below the street level onto unique sleds. Even though we only heard about the elevator a few weeks ago, Elon Musk just posted a video of an operational elevator that lowers a Tesla Model S.
How does it work? After driving onto the elevator’s platform, the elevator lowers the car beneath underground onto a sled. Once on the sled, the cars are sped through The Boring Company’s tunnels at speeds up to 125 mph. According to Elon Musk, a trip from Westwood in LA to LAX will only take five minutes via the new tunnels, which is insanely fast compared to the normal 45 minutes to an hour that it normally takes.
At this point it’s not known if or when the tunnels will be operational, but the city of Los Angeles is already interested in Elon Musk’s latest project.