Elon Musk: The Boring Company, a billionaire owned company Elon Musk, opened the first track at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The space is a testament to the design of underground car tunnels that will reduce congestion in major cities.
With two parallel tunnels totaling 2.7 km, the underground transport system has two stations on the surface and one underground. Two tunnels then complete the network and connect the three stops.
According to the Boring Company, the project cost US $ 47 million – approximately R $ 265 million. The structure of the LVCC Loop, as the transport system was called, was built over a period of one year.
Without causing road closures or disturbing buildings in the region, more than 100,000 people were involved in the construction of the tunnels and stations. The first part of the project was completed in February 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Boring Company track will be used at future events at the LVCC. This makes it easier for visitors to move around the pavilions of the huge Las Vegas convention center.
Currently, a fleet of 62 electric vehicles from the Tesla car manufacturer is driving the underground transportation system. Then a 45 minute walk can be done in a journey of just two minutes.
Really fast shipping
Mike Akers, Transportation Specialist at Review Journal, attended the opening event of the LVCC Loop. According to the journalist, the cars are traveling at an average speed of 56 km / h – much faster than what can be seen in the video above.
There is no information yet on when the underground tunnel system will be fully operational at the LVCC. This may happen in the first events after the end of the covid-19 pandemic.