Just in case the public forgot what it is doing, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company uploaded a video to YouTube to show how fast it is to travel in its tunnel. In the video, two Tesla set off from O’Leary Station, one taking the regular surface roads, traveling alongside a bunch of other road users, and the other, took a lift underground and zipped along the “Loop” test tunnel.
The objective was to see who will reach the end point at the parking lot east of Crenshaw Boulevard and south of 120th Street. The Tesla going by the tunnel was the obviously winner. It completed the journey in just 1 minute and 32 seconds, including parking to the side of the site. Of the a minute and a half, around 20 seconds were used to getting to the subterranean level.
During the brief journey, it hit a top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h). As for the Tesla traveling on the surface, it reached the end point at in 4 minutes and 44 seconds. No surprise. After all, it had to put up with other road users, traffic lights, and not to mention speed limit. The answer to who is faster is a no brainer.
While The Boring Company may have proved the point, we still have yet to know what if thousands of cars will be using these tunnels. I believe it could be as fast as this “race” or even faster if the “loop” was something like it initially proposed. Also, the test on was not on skates as the system previously proposed. Whether or not it was driven or it was self-driven is no clear.
That said, did The Boring Company ditched the idea of skates? Because we noticed the tunnels has regular tarmac and no other contraptions.
Keep going to find the said video see the “race” for yourself.
Image: YouTube (The Boring Company).