Elon Musk tired of traffic jams and he came up with a solution
• Elon Musk tired of traffic jams and he came up with a solution
Sometimes it seems that Elon Musk in childhood revised cheap fiction movies about the future. He has come up with a quick and fairly self-contained electric, build spaceships, dreams of colonizing Mars and creating a vacuum ultra-fast trains.
The solution of the problem of traffic jams in the city Musk went drastically. The day before yesterday, he showed how they can work invented a system of tunnels.
It's kind of like a "self-propelled" sidewalks and roads, which are also often appear in science fiction movies and books, only cars, according to The mask should move underground. "Two-dimensional system," city traffic itself has become obsolete, he said. Surprisingly, the creation of a flying car with the Musk says "crazy idea".
Draft mask is a network of tunnels, in which a speed of 200 km / h moves open and closed platform. And they both are waiting for passengers at the top, in the parking lane along a street. On the open platform can call in the car, and closed as the train, people can sit down. Like the elevator platform goes down, lowered to the level of the tunnel and then be to the destination in the general flow. Something like travalatora for cars. Then it in the same way up to the surface, the car drives off the platform and goes beyond the usual street. In the US, the platform Mask has already been nicknamed "elektroskeytami".
To implement the idea, Musk has registered another business unit, The Boring Company (there is some play on words of course, initially it "Drilling Company", but or the "Company, which would get all" can be translated as "boring company"). Now she is building a tunnel under the SpaceX demonstration office in Los Angeles (probably the other end will be in the vicinity of the airport).
The trench on the SpaceX parking lot, where testing began tunnel boring machines
Questions to the mask while a lot. For example, he talks about the 30-tiered system of tunnels, which are not only self-propelled aerial platforms, but also Hyperloop train. But drilling is not possible everywhere. Even 10 underground levels - this is unlikely. Within the same building, or, say, a quarter - it is easy, but not within a city.
In addition, if we talk about the practical application of its platform, it is unclear why Musk thinks that the streets will not accumulate queues of vehicles, that is, the same plug. It is obvious that such parking-elevator not votknosh on every street. It will be a limited number of places for which will unfold the fight. With the management is also not clear. With robotization in the same "Tesla" is produced well, but these platforms can not see the controls. So this is part of a single system. How, then, give commands, where to go, where to go? Surely professionals will find a lot more problems, but we must not forget that as long as it is not a non-binding demo. Perhaps the details will come later.
Everyone knows mask as a man who seeks all their ideas put into practice. If he says that "the cork driving him crazy", then it is somehow going to solve this problem. In the meantime, Musk thinks about how he could learn how to drill to 1000% faster.