The Boring Company is not an internet meme, but rather an infrastructure and tunneling company founded by Elon Musk. The company has already started excavating a 30-foot wide, 50-foot long, and 15-foot deep “test trench” on the premises of SpaceX’s offices in Los Angeles. The company’s goal is to enhance tunneling speed enough such that establishing an underground network of tunnels is financially feasible. “If you think of tunnels going 10, 20, 30 layers deep (or more), it is obvious that going 3D down will encompass the needs of any city�s transport of arbitrary size,” said Musk. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The idea of traveling underground at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h) is pretty appealing as it could significantly reduce travel times. Besides traveling faster than on traditional roads, the automated nature of rail travel would eliminate congestion and bottlenecks,” reports Car Scoops.