Elon Musk believes that greater use of tunnels would provide a major reduction in urban traffic congestion. He has formed “The Boring Company” to investigate improvements in the design of giant tunnel drilling machines that would allow them to drill several times faster than current systems. At SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California they have been experimenting with a boring machine they bought and are using it to dig a tunnel under a road between the company facility and a parking area.
The Boring Company** today posted a video of a simulation showing how an extensive tunnel network might work in a future urban setting:
* * Don’t know if this is a real company or just a fun name for a temporary working group.