The system “looks like an underground highway” and is designed to transport people to their destinations using Tesla cars.
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wednesday open its Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, a fully electric underground public transportation system.
The LVCC loop consists of 1.7 miles of tunnels and three stations – West and South above ground, while Central is underground. The system “looks like an underground highway” and is designed to transport people to their destinations using Tesla cars.
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It connects the new LVCC exhibition hall to the existing campus and cuts the 45-minute walking time between campuses to about two minutes, according to the company.
Last month, Boring tested the capacity of the LVCC Loop system and confirmed that it can carry 4,400 passengers per hour. Additionally, the company’s largest loop system in the city, dubbed Vegas Loop, aims to carry 51,000 passengers per hour with 43 mid-size stations, he noted.
“Vegas Loop will include LVCC Loop and all future service extensions, including those to casinos along the Strip, McCarran International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, downtown Las Vegas and possibly to Los Angeles,” the company explained on its website.
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Once completed, the Loop system will allow people to easily move underground between different locations in the city, without worrying about traffic jams above ground.
The Boring Company was founded in 2016 by Musk, who wrote in a Tweet: “Traffic drives me crazy. I’m going to build a tunnel boring machine and start digging … “
And the California-based company began digging, completing the Hawthorne test tunnel, including the O’Leary station in 2018. R&D tunnel in California is used to test the company’s public transportation system.
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In the loop, vehicles can go up to 150 mph (around 241 kmph), however, at present, drivers can go up to 35 mph (around 56 kmph). Ultimately, the company plans to make the transportation system driverless. He had also shared his vision, where Tesla cars and other higher capacity vehicles are being transported by individual nacelles in a vast network of underground tunnels.