CEO Elon Musk retweeted his company’s, The Boring Company, tweet announcing the current results of the first, “Not-A-Boring-Company Competition”.
Congrats to the advancing teams in the Not-a-Boring Tunnel Competition! Started with 390 competitors, down to the 12 finalists, aka The Digging Dozen.https://t.co/pgFoYqLU8H— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) February 12, 2021
The Boring Company focuses on using a tunneling system built around CO2 free electrical vehicles; therefore cutting massive expenditures on costs and air cleaning utilities.
The company is currently busy with quite a few projects given in the company’s website The Boring Company, actively working on four big projects in North America; Las Vegas, Hawthorn, Los Angeles, and the East Coast. There is talk of other projects possibly happening at new locations.
The Not-A-Boring Company competition started out with roughly four hundred teams. Twelve teams are left advancing, “The Digging Dozen”, whittled down from the applicants, with the goal to dig faster than a snail, which is 14 times faster than the current machinery.
This competition challenges teams to come up with tunneling solutions and answer the question, “Can you beat the snail?”. The Boring Company is gauging interest from everyone (students, companies, hobbyists, etc.) from around the world to design, build, and race their own tunneling solution at The Boring Company’s Dig-a-Factory in the first Not-a-Boring Competition in Summer 2021.
Teams will compete to bore a 30-meter tunnel with a cross-sectional area of 0.2 square meters (equivalent to a circle with a 0.5-meter diameter).
The three winning categories will include:
Fastest to complete tunnel
Fastest to complete tunnel and a driving surface (we will drive a Tesla remote controlled car through the tunnel)
Most accurate guidance system – how far away is the tunnel from its target? (The Boring Company)
Seven of the twelve teams are from the United States. Two are from Germany, two from the United Kingdom, and one from Switzerland.
The teams are to:
.. “bore a 30-meter tunnel with a cross-sectional area of 0.2 square meters (equivalent to a circle with a 0.5-meter diameter)." — The Boring Company
Stay tuned later Spring 2021 for the winners!
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