First Tesla Vehicles Seen Testing in Boring Company Tunnels at Las Vegas Convention Center 【video】

First Tesla Vehicles Seen Testing in Boring Company Tunnels at Las Vegas Convention Center 【video】

Featured image: @LasVegasLocally/Twitter

The Las Vegas Convention Center continues to expand, including the underground transportation system provided by The Boring Company. In mid-May, Elon Musk's company completed the digging of the second tunnel, after which the main focus was on the completion of ground passenger stations at both ends of the tunnels, as well as a third metro station in the center of the system. Today, surveillance cameras captured two Tesla vehicles descending into the tunnel.

@LasVegasLocally/Twitter posted an excerpt from a video showing two Tesla vehicles, Model X and Model 3, descending into The Boring Company tunnel. This is the first time it has been observed that a tunnel is being tested using company vehicles.

In July, The Boring Company updated its website to showcase new renders which suggest the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop system will use autonomous Tesla cars to transport passengers underground.

“Loop is an all-electric, zero-emissions, high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported via compatible Autonomous Electric Vehicles (AEVs) at up to 150 miles per hour through Main Artery Tunnels between stations. AEVs are Tesla vehicles (Model S, 3, and X) that operate autonomously within the Loop system,” the company states on its website.

Source: The Boring Company

The Boring Company also published a render of a 'Surface Station' and an 'Open-Air Station' whereby Tesla vehicles are used as transport for movement.

Source: The Boring Company

The Convention Center Loop will be the first working commercial transport project of The Boring Company. The tunnel system is designed to transport congress participants from one end of the Convention Center to the other at a distance of 0.85 miles.

Typical walk time between those two locations can take up to 15 minutes. “To walk from one end of our campus to the other is going to be about a mile and a half,” LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill said, “That's just too long for some, and a lot of people just don't want to do it."

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