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. Recently, surveillance cameras captured Tesla vehicles as it exited and descended the tunnel.
@ArmandVervaeck/Twitter posted an excerpt from a video of Tesla vehicles exiting and descending into The Boring Company tunnel. In a minute and a half of video, three cars drove out of the tunnel and 2 two entered. One more Tesla vehicle was in the parking lot. The activity that was in the video can be described as cars alternately entering and exiting the tunnel. As soon as a certain number of cars leave, a certain number of cars can then enter the tunnel. This observation indicates that tunnels are actively being tested to simulate a workload.
Breaking - The Boring Company Tesla's are exiting and entering the Las Vegas convention main entrance tunnel. @elonmusk @boringcompany @vincent13031925 @SawyerMerritt pic.twitter.com/ooXDg488Ty— Armand Vervaeck🎗️ (@ArmandVervaeck) January 20, 2021
This is not the first time that tunnel testing has been conducted using Tesla vehicles. In late October, surveillance cameras captured Model X and Model 3 descending into The Boring Company tunnel. These two observations indicate that active tunnel testing is indeed underway.
First 2 Teslas entering the @boringcompany tunnels at the Las Vegas Convention Center. pic.twitter.com/E3zWGHDJUR— Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) October 21, 2020
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, continuing: “That's just too long for some, and a lot of people just don't want to do it."
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