Elon Musk revealed on Friday via social media that his tunneling company has started construction on a passage underneath Los Angeles, California. Via Instagram in a series of posts, the billionaire entrepreneur provided details about his plan Boring Co., which he formed after getting sick and tired of Los Angeles’s notorious traffic jams.
The Tesla CEO debuted a video demonstration of the company’s ability to create an underground sled that would take cars from one place to another at up to 125 mph. The video shows a metal roller coaster ride through a tunnel at high speeds. That said, Musk did not provide details about the demonstration or technical information as to how it will all work.
Ultimately, the Boring company illustrates Musk’s vision for a future of underground tunnels that will alleviate traffic. He explained on Instagram that the corporation’s first tunnel would run from Los Angeles International Airport to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks.
“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic,” Musk said during an interview at TED Talks. “It affects people in every part of the world. It takes away so much of your life. It’s horrible. It’s particularly horrible in L.A.”
Musk is quickly becoming a jack of all trades. The South African entrepreneur has his hands in renewable energy, immigration, Tesla semi trucks, and a company that plans to connect your brain to a computer. Not to mention, musk has taken customer service historically to new levels.