Elon Musk's Boring Company answered a lot of questions by publishing a map for its proposed tunnel system underneath Los Angeles.
It details the 6.5 mile "proof-of-concept" tunnel for testing, dispelling rumors that Musk and the company didn't actually have as much road for testing as they'd originally claimed. According to the company's notes, they will run tests until the Los Angeles county and city governments approve the project for public use. There's already 500 feet of tunnel completed and currently used for testing purposes.
Here's everything that The Boring Company made live along with the photo:
"Red shows the proposed Phase 1 proof-of-concept tunnel for which The Boring Company has filed an excavation permit application. Phase 1 would include the construction of a 6.5-mile proof-of-concept tunnel through Los Angeles and Culver City. The tunnel would be used for construction logistics verification, system testing, safety testing, operating procedure verification, and line-switching demonstrations. Phase 1 would not be utilized for public transportation until the proof-of-concept tunnel is deemed successful by County government, City government, and The Boring Company.
Blue indicates potential Phase 2 expansion options, and is included as a concept, not as a finalized alignment. Phase 2 specifics would be developed in cooperation wiht Los Angeles County, the city of Los Angeles, city governments in the greater Los Angeles area, and the general public. The Boring Company looks forward to receiving feedback from residents of the greater Los Angeles area on station locations and system improvements for Phase 2 and beyond."
'Capping' the Sales of Boring Caps
The other 'major' Boring Company news has very little to do with the roads or hyperloop or technology, but it's still making headlines.
Anyone looking to buy one of the Boring Company's signature hats might be out of luck. Musk tweeted over the weekend that he was stopping production on The Boring Company hats at 50,000 orders. Why? "Because it's stupid," he wrote on Twitter.
Each hat sells for $20, giving Musk and his Boring Company an easy $1 million extra in sales (before taxes and production costs).
If you wind up being the 50,000th buyer, you'll get a very interesting opportunity. First, you'll have the hat signed by the delivery guy himself.
Every 5000th buyer of our boringly boring hat will get a free hat signed by the delivery guy https://t.co/11TYEUSG4M— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2017
And, according to Musk, the lucky hat owner will also get to drive one of the Boring Company's two giant boring machines through the tunnel blindfolded. (It's okay, the machines are painfully slow in Musk's opinion, so whoever wins this opportunity won't destroy the infrastructure of Los Angeles in a matter of moments.)
That special hat delivery will take place deep within the real, but fictional (of course), tunnel we are building under LA while you drive the giant machine blindfolded. This will actually happen.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2017
Even Boring hat news has started to get interesting.
Via: The Boring Company