Elon Musk Reveals Full Length of Boring Co. Tunnel

The company is preparing for a December 10 showcase of just how efficient the long-awaited tunnel can be.

The Boring Company CEO and founder Elon Musk released more video of the Boring Co. tunnel on Twitter. 

Musk, who developed the idea for the Boring Co. after being frustrated with traffic, is ready to showcase more of the tunnel to the public. 

There's not a lot known about the trajectory of the company's biggest ventures, but Musk seems confident in opening the tunnel by December 10. 

When asked by a Twitter user how long a ride would take, Musk said "just a few mins, which is mostly accelerating & decelerating."

In a recent interview with Recode, however, Musk laid out a bit more of his vision for the company founded out of a Twitter rant. 

"We do expect to, over time, create a network of tunnels under greater LA," the SpaceX and Tesla CEO told journalist Kara Swisher. "And I think this is really the key to getting around the city very fast. You've got to go 3-D."

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Musk's solutions to LA's notorious traffic problem has been tunneling since he tweeted about the idea in January of last year. 

"You could certainly have a subway system which had many layers of tunnels," Musk said, "but the tunnels are so prohibitively expensive that they don't do it. But you can go down 100 levels if you want to, you could have 100 layers of tunnels on top of each other … the key is a massive improvement in tunneling technology. That's the linchpin, that's fundamentally what it amounts to."

The Boring Company's plans have expanded beyond LA to the east coast of the United States. However, all eyes are on the LA opening and on whether the Boring Co. can alleviate traffic in the city that inspired the company. 

Interesting Engineering will continue to update this story as more information unfolds. 

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