Boring Co shows 127 miles per hour tunnel run without guide wheels

Musk predicts the tunnel will be operational by the end of 2019.                  LVCVA

Musk predicts the tunnel will be operational by the end of 2019. LVCVA

The video sees two Tesla Model 3 cars go head-to-head, one on a traditional road route while the other descends into a tunnel and accelerates up to 127 miles per hour. While it's still not really clear exactly how the boring tunnels will be used, the company is definitely boring in multiple locations. By the time the tunnel traveler backs their vehicle into a parking space at SpaceX, its opponent finally gets a green light and sets off, reaching a maximum of 44 miles per hour over the course of its travels.

Fast forward to 1 minute and 36 seconds later, and the tunnel auto has made it to its destination.

Overall, the Model 3 in the tunnel finished in roughly a third of the time that it took the auto on the road. Similarly unsurprising - and probably for the best, given traffic laws - the latter doesn't get anywhere close to 127 miles per hour. When asked why the original rail system had been abandoned, Musk added: "This is simple and just works".

"Looking forward to building a Boring Company tunnel in Vegas". Nonetheless the concerns about the Boring Company's plans still remain, for the most part, unaddressed.

Safety questions also linger.

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The Boring Company released dashcam footage of two Tesla's racing each other - one using the roads, another using a Boring Company tunnel.

The contract is for three underground passenger stations, a pedestrian tunnel and two tunnels for vehicles that would measure about one mile in length.

As per ZDNet sister site CNET, the loop project will potentially connect downtown Las Vegas, the convention center, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, McCarran International Airport, and more.

A modified Tesla Model X drives into the tunnel entrance before an unveiling event for the Boring Co.

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