Elon Musk may be single handedly transporting us into the future.
At the very least, he seems to be the one making the most frequent announcements. Case in point: he just announced via Twitter that his very cleverly titled tunnelling business, The Boring Company, will be launching autonomous vehicles.
On December 18, The Boring Company will celebrate the opening of its Los Angeles tunnel as well as the launch of its accompanying products.
Musk tweeted about the launch and shared a video of the prototype.
Boring Company product launch on Dec 18. More than a tunnel opening. Will include modded but fully road legal autonomous transport cars & ground to tunnel car elevators.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 7, 2018
Better video coming soon, but it would look a bit like this: pic.twitter.com/C0iJPi8b4U
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2018
In addition to the autonomous transportation vehicles, the event will also introduce car elevators that will transport vehicles from the ground to the tunnels.
Musk has been hyping up the Hyperloop tunnel for months now, promising a super fast train that would cut travel time to a fraction of what it is now. For example, a 5-6 hour trip from LA to San Francisco could take a little over 30 minutes.
For the December 18 launch, Musk is promising free test rides for the tunnel that is currently two miles long, with construction clocking in at over a year.
The Boring Company initially promised a tunnel opening on December 10, but have since shifted the date, which is irritating for any infrastructure enthusiasts dying to see what the company has been up to, but look, Elon Musk is the guy making the future a reality. We can give him an extra week to do it.
We’re one step closer to becoming full on cyborgs. Might want to read up on the new Ghost in the Shell series to get prepared.
Cover image via The Boring Company.