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Elon Musk says he founded The Boring Company “to solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic.” He envisions networks of tunnels where electric vehicles can travel at high-speeds speeds. The company is currently working on its first real-world tunneling project in Las Vegas. The first set of transportation tunnels are under construction at Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the underground high-speed system is referred to as ‘Loop’. The Loop system will use Autonomous Electric Vehicles (AEV), these zero-emissions vehicles are modified Tesla cars that will transport passengers underground at up to 150 miles per hour. AEVs are made up of the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, and a modified Tesla Model X that will be capable of transporting up to 16 passengers.
The LVCC project consists of two one-mile-long tunnels that are adjacent to each other, connecting the LVCC’s New Exhibit Hall (West Hall) building to the South and North/Central Hall. Walk time between those two locations is typically 15 minutes, the Loop system will enable rapid 90-second arrival between those two destinations aboard electric vehicles. City officials say convention attendees will be able to use the underground transportation system for free. The Boring Company aims to complete the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop by the end of this year to initiate operations in January 2021. “Tunnels under cities with self-driving electric cars will feel like warp drive,” Musk said on Tuesday, “First operational tunnel under Vegas almost done.” –“Doubles as an underground nuclear shelter,” he half-joked.
Doubles as an underground nuclear shelter 😀👍 pic.twitter.com/CvI0YRjObE— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2020
Today, September 20th, The Boring Company announced its hiring – “Come dig with us!” representatives wrote and shared the website featuring job listings. There are sixteen open job positions, eight in California and eight in Las Vegas. “The Boring Company is a group of individuals that share a passion to innovate within the tunneling industry to dramatically improve transportation and infrastructure development worldwide,” the job application reads. “We're looking for top talent ready to get their hands dirty to make a meaningful impact that will last for generations to come.” You can apply at: boringcompany.com/jobs
TBC is hiring. Come dig with us!https://t.co/imlQMDfprJ— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) September 20, 2020