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Re: The Boring Company
« Reply #300 on: December 19, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
Those bricks on the watchtower above?  Were made with dirt from the tunnel next to it. :)
They’re $0.10 a brick, or free if your project will help others.

Here’s a less technical article and short videos on the Hawthorne test tunnel revealed last night:
Elon Musk and Gayle King test drive the tunnel he hopes will solve L.A. traffic
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/elon-musk-inside-boring-company-tunnel-with-gayle-king-spacex/

For more technical info, see the detailed video discussion and FAQ here:
https://www.boringcompany.com

Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 12/18/18, 10:32 PM
The demo ride takes you in *same* car on road, down elevator, zips through tunnel using guide wheels, up elevator at destination & then drives on normal roads back to start
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1075232313082929154

Tesla in @boringcompany tunnel with retractable wheel gear that turns a car into a rail-guided train & back again pic.twitter.com/3a6i0NoSmi
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1075227467239940096
- This can be applied to any autonomous, electric vehicle, not just Tesla
- Capable of traveling safely at over 150mph. At that speed, it will feel like teleporting within a city.
- All Boring Loops will include continuously circulating cars dedicated to pedestrians & cyclists
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Re: The Boring Company
« Reply #301 on: December 19, 2018, 06:12:38 PM »
At this link is a one-minute TBC video of the prototype in action. (When the red light on the roof at the entry turns green: go! ;D ):
The Boring Company (@boringcompany)
12/19/18, 4:16 AM
The Boring Company Loop system
https://twitter.com/boringcompany/status/1075318894871470081


Even at the ~45mph demonstration speeds, “It took at least twice as long to make the drive back through traffic.”
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/18/elon-musk-boring-company-tunnel-party-tonight-los-angeles


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The tunnel cost an estimated $10 million, roughly a quarter of Musk’s total investment in The Boring Company, which is funded nearly entirely by Musk personally. Asked whether Tuesday’s event was an effort to drum up investment in the private company, Musk said there is no shortage of those wishing to invest.

“We have people hounding us to invest non-stop,” Musk said.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/19/elon-musk-unveils-boring-companys-long-ballyhooed-tunnel-aimed-at-easing-soul-crushing-traffic/amp/
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« Reply #302 on: January 20, 2019, 03:34:02 PM »
Sydney, Australia!

Elon Musk Tells Lawmaker The Boring Company Can Dig via Mountain for Cheap
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Elon Musk wants to solve city traffic woes one tunnel at a time. The Boring Company founder, responding to an Australian state lawmaker via Twitter on Wednesday, stated the firm could build a two-way high-speed transit route through the Blue Mountains to connect Sydney and the west for a surprisingly low price.

Musk has been gradually providing more details about his tunnel-digging venture, founded two years ago with the aim of resolving Los Angeles traffic, which hosted a press event in December 2018 to unveil its 1.14-mile initial test tunnel in Hawthorne, California. Jeremy Buckingham, a member of the New South Wales parliament’s upper house, asked Musk how much it would cost to build a 31-mile tunnel through the mountains to stop Sydney “choking with traffic.” Musk responded that it would cost around $15 million per kilometer for a bi-directional high-speed tunnel, equating to $750 million for the whole route. Musk also stated that stations to enter and exit the tunnel would cost around $50 million each. ...
https://www.inverse.com/article/52517-the-boring-company-elon-musk-details-price-to-dig-via-australian-mountain
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« Reply #303 on: January 28, 2019, 10:36:50 PM »
https://futurism.com/the-byte/boring-company-tunnel-opening

Did anyone go on the Dec 10th, open to the public, Boring Company LA tour?

Please attach photos or videos or links.


Also, how is the Chicago tunnel going? Any updates?
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« Reply #304 on: January 29, 2019, 03:58:20 PM »
https://futurism.com/the-byte/boring-company-tunnel-opening

Did anyone go on the Dec 10th, open to the public, Boring Company LA tour?

Please attach photos or videos or links.


Also, how is the Chicago tunnel going? Any updates?

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2000.msg184659.html#msg184659   ;)
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« Reply #305 on: January 29, 2019, 07:46:01 PM »
So the public tour never happened and nothing is going on in Chicago, or did I miss something?
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« Reply #306 on: January 30, 2019, 05:52:56 PM »
So the public tour never happened and nothing is going on in Chicago, or did I miss something?

The December event was “public,” but limited to those who obtained tickets, due to site size, and time limitations.  It took hours for all the attendees to get their rides as it was; an unlimited public event would simply not be possible. 

However, public tours do happen:
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The Boring Company (@boringcompany)
8/14/18, 3:25 AM
We are hosting student tours of the Hawthorne tunnel site for schools in LA County! Each tour can accommodate up to 30 students. Interested faculty (or students with a faculty sponsor!) can reach out to studenttours@boringcompany.com
https://twitter.com/boringcompany/status/1029267748377907200


The Chicago project is, ”In contract review, environmental review and permitting.”  Even Musk can’t speed that up significantly!
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The Chicago Express Loop
The Boring Company has been selected by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT), on behalf of the City of Chicago, to enter into exclusive negotiations to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an O’Hare Express service. The Chicago Express Loop will provide fast and convenient transportation between O’Hare Airport (Terminals 1-3) and Block 37 in downtown Chicago. Status: In contract review, environmental review and permitting
More at: https://www.boringcompany.com/chicago/
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Re: The Boring Company
« Reply #307 on: February 09, 2019, 06:10:57 PM »
San Jose, California

Elon Musk’s Boring Company in talks for airport tunnel project in Silicon Valley
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The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling startup, might have another tunnel project on its hands. In a statement earlier this week, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo stated that he has been in talks with The Boring Co. over the last 18 months to discuss the possibility of building a tunnel linking Diridon Station and the Mineta San Jose International Airport — a distance of about 4 miles.

Addressing reporters at City Hall, the San Jose, CA mayor noted that the tunnel project could give Diridon Station a chance to “grow with the city,” particularly as Google is expected to construct a campus near Diridon in the future, which would likely bring thousands of people to the area. Apart from this, Diridon Station, the city’s main transit hub, is expected to undergo an overhaul in the future, with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line set to extend downtown to the station itself.

Around five years ago, cost estimates for the construction of a conventional rail link connecting the Mineta San Jose International Airport to Diridon were listed at a hefty $800 million. Liccardo noted that tunnels, particularly those constructed by The Boring Company, could cost just a fraction of the $800 million estimate. That said, the mayor clarified that the project, provided that it does happen, would not be locked with the Boring Co. 

“It’s not that cost effective. We’ve been looking at alternatives. This is going to be open to everybody. What we’ve been exploring is the technology,” the Liccardo said....
https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-boring-company-san-jose-airport-tunnel/
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