Photo via The Boring Company
The Boring Company held an event for the media showing off their new tunnel. This was the first step in the tunnel becoming more widely adopted throughout the world. Although the first prototype is only 1 mile long it is still an exact replica of what the longer tunnels will be like in the future. With it being so short the top speed is a mere 49 miles per hour, but at longer distances, the top speed will be 150 miles per hour.
This is the first prototype so they are still figuring out the kinks as the ride is reportedly very bumpy. But there is hope, the idea is actually becoming a reality and one should expect the transportation tunnels to become more widespread in the near future.
The tunnel only costs 10 million dollars per mile to build, while a typical underground public transportation costs an average of 300 million dollars per mile. This can be a game changer if cities start to adopt the company’s new technology.
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