Monday, December 4, 2017

Elon Musk's "The Boring Company has published its tunnel map of Los Angeles"

This kind of stuff is sometimes pointed at as a distraction for Musk that could take down Tesla. It is to the contrary probably keeping him sane during the Model 3 production ramp. What could take down Tesla is good 'ol sales and earnings and cash flow, or lack thereof.
From Teslarati:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and visionary for The Boring Company has published the first images of a proposed tunnel map for Los Angeles. Two routes, color-coded in red and blue, reveal a “Phase 1” 6.5-mile tunnel that aims to connect an area of Los Angeles by SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne with nearby Culver City, and “Phase 2” expansion routes that extend to the greater Los Angeles region.

The first route, outlined in red on the Boring Company’s tunnel map, is intended to be a proof-of-concept and will not be used for public transportation, says the company.

“The Boring Company has filed an excavation permit application. Phase 1 would include the construction of a 6.5-mile proof-of-concept tunnel through Los Angeles and Culver City” reads the tunnel map description on the company’s website. The tunnel will initially be used for construction logistics verification, system testing, safety testing, operating procedure verification, and line-switching demonstrations.

Only upon successful tests of the company’s first route by government officials would The Boring Company make it available for public use. Musk’s first demonstration of a car elevator in-action, lowering a Tesla Model S into a tunnel entrance, was a first look at his vision for a cost effective, underground transportation system coming to life. The serial entrepreneur intends to build a multi-layer transportation system that would facilitate high-speed travel by using electric skates....MORE

Also at Teslarati:

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. hat just became a limited edition, cut-off at $1M sold 
 The Musk obsessives among us will note the route of the first tunnel runs from  SpaceX headquarters near LAX to the five houses Mr Musk owns in Bel Air a couple miles from The Getty and overlooking the Country Club:

SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO just paid $24.25 million to acquire a brand new spec-built contemporary mansion in the same Bel Air neighborhood where he’d already spent $48 million on four other homes.