Elon Musk will build a test tunnel in the suburbs of Los Angeles
Company The Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, made by California authorities permission to build a test tunnel in the city of Hawthorne. Before that builders could only dig tunnels on land belonging to the company SpaceX.
The new test tunnel will be located outside the territory of SpaceX and will be built near the town of Horton, at a depth of about thirteen meters. The decision to provide this opportunity to mask the other day gave the city council. Depth expected for practical reasons, because at a smaller distance from the surface of a variety of cables are laid, water supply and other communications.
The Boring Company experts have assured residents that the operation of the drilling machine will not affect the daily life of the city - people just do not notice its presence. tunnel length is about three kilometers. It will be routed along municipal roads, avoiding residential, administrative and industrial buildings. After all the necessary tests, a test tunnel zasyplyut ground or flood the concrete, so it does not attract unnecessary attention to themselves and did not create potential danger of collapse. In the future, the company plans to dig a network of tunnels that will connect major cities and will help solve the problem of traffic jams. Earlier, Elon Musk has published photos of the drilling machine and introduced a demo, which tells about the principle of operation of the automated underground trolleys, which tunnels also planning to implement.