Elon Musk recently tweeted plans for a new project – Hyperloop, by The Boring Company. Hyperloop is an intercity tunnel initiative to traverse the worst of city traffic. Additionally, it will ensure that people can go from one city to another while avoiding ground traffic. Plus, the tunnel will reportedly be able to withstand natural calamities like hurricanes.
The Boring Company is one of Musk’s many companies. Interestingly, the company plans to develop the world’s first ultra-fast tunnel system to employ electric vehicles underneath Las Vegas. Additionally, the company will utilize Tesla’s electric cars equipped with Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features. The Boring Company insists that it will be an efficient transportation method. So, rather than constructing railings for electric trains, the company plans to use Tesla’s EVs below the ground.
Furthermore, the company is also planning to build a tunnel system in Miami’s Fort Lauderdale. Hence, it will prove how even tourist spots can overcome the hurdles of traffic issues with the help of their tunnel system. Now, The Boring Company intends to solve the worst traffic problems in cities worldwide. However, the company provided no indication about which city it will target next for its project. But, Musk’s tweet hints that Hyperloop will likely be the solution to intercity traffic.
What is Hyperloop?
Hyperloop will be a tunnel system running underground a city, like a subway, but consisting of roads rather than rail tracks. Additionally, it will focus on bringing a person from one place to another in the fastest possible way via cars. According to Elon Musk, it will mainly include destinations stretching at less than 2,000 miles (approx.).
Moreover, Musk ensured that the Hyperloop tunnel system would weather any surface conditions or calamities. He remarked that it would survive even hurricanes, and people traveling inside wouldn’t “even notice” the disaster. Lastly, if Hyperloop indeed becomes a reality, it might also create a way for people in disaster-struck regions to reach a safe location.