Elon Musk posts car elevator test video
Just less than a month after tweeting that The Boring Company had completed the first tunnel segment in Los Angeles as part of a plan to build tunnels to avoid the hectic LA traffic, Elon Musk has posted another update video – this time showing a test of the car elevator.
Testing The Boring Company car elevator https://t.co/zZkFz6ATGY— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 26, 2017
On 20 July, Musk tweeted that he had received ‘verbal government approval’ for an underground Hyperloop from the New York city centre to the Washington DC city centre, with up to a dozen (or possibly even more) car elevators in each city:
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
Since then, Musk has met with Hawthorne, California, Mayor Alex Vargas, who has ‘several physics degrees’, according to the Daily Breeze, giving him a tour of the SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company’s Hawthorne facilities.
Discussing physics of tunnels with Mayor Vargas (who has a physics background). Hawthorne support for The Boring Company much appreciated. https://t.co/UAOCildbnT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2017
On Wednesday 26 July, Musk tweeted the link to The Boring Company’s latest test video, this time for the car elevator:
Testing The Boring Company car elevator
So, optimism aside, however protracted the formal approval process may turn out to be, the project is moving forwards. Maybe by the time the approvals are received, the technology will be ready to go.