The Boring Company

Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company race a tunnel Tesla against LA traffic

Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company race a tunnel Tesla against LA traffic

Elon Musk's Boring Company has run a race between a regular car and one of its LA tunnels, with the Top Gear-style challenge showing the potential speed improvements when you bypass road congestion. The video sees two Tesla Model 3 cars go head-to-head, one on a traditional road route while the other descends into a tunnel and accelerates up to 127 mph.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company demo is pretty exciting but bumpy

Elon Musk’s Boring Company demo is pretty exciting but bumpy

It’s probably no secret that Elon Musk is considered either one of the brightest minds today or one of the craziest. While Tesla’s business is being put in question, the grand visions he has for electric vehicles and space travel has been inspirational to say the least. In contrast, his plan to bore high-speed underground highways has been met with skepticism, opposition, and regulatory roadblocks. Musk has just given a select few from the public a chance to feel the future today and it definitely feels promising. That is, if the Boring Company can deliver all that Musk promised.

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Boring Company to unveil autonomous cars, tunnel elevators on Dec 18

Boring Company to unveil autonomous cars, tunnel elevators on Dec 18

"The Boring Company" will have a product launch on December 18, its founder Elon Musk announced on Thursday evening. This will be "more than a tunnel opening," Musk said, promising that it will include car elements and autonomous vehicles. The company launched in 2016 to take traffic underground, the proposed solution to Los Angeles' growing transportation issue.

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Elon Musk says Boring LA tunnel is disturbingly long

Elon Musk says Boring LA tunnel is disturbingly long

The illustrious Elon Musk may be under fire for a lot of things he has tweeted about but he does still make some useful and totally not controversial posts from time to time. Then again, his boring, that is, drilling, dreams to bore tunnels underneath LA hasn’t been without its fair share of controversy and opposition. That won’t be enough, however, to postpone or cancel the Boring Company’s grand public opening of its first LA tunnel next month. Unless, of course, some litigation gets in the way.

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The Boring Company has a non-boring way to drive its drill

The Boring Company has a non-boring way to drive its drill

Some might be questioning Elon Musk’s mental health of late and there will be others who will probably point to The Boring Company as the earliest signs of its deterioration. The grand vision is definitely worth chasing but Musk’s youngest venture has taken a few odd turns along the way. Now it’s showing off something that’s, yet again, purely for fun. But the random demonstration of a gigantic drilling machine operated using an Xbox controller isn’t going to do Musk’s PR any favors.

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Boring Company shoots Model X through a tunnel

Boring Company shoots Model X through a tunnel

The Boring Company’s future vision is hardly boring but, at least for now, its tunnels are. Bored under LA ground, its tunnels are meant to transport not just people but also vehicles at high speeds and, more importantly, without or with less traffic jams. Not convinced its possible? The Boring Company just uploaded a short clip of a test “run” using a Tesla Model X, bringing Elon Musk’s two companies closer together.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets Chicago airport loop contract

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets Chicago airport loop contract

Elon Musk's Boring Company just netted itself a pretty big contract. The city of Chicago, more specifically the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, has selected The Boring Company to create an underground link that provides express service between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. Obviously, the goal is to provide quick travel for people going to and from the airport, but the hope is that it will also help decrease traffic in the area as well.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Christening a drilling company "The Boring Company" is both the worst way to name a baby and also a stroke of genius at the same time. The tongue-in-cheek but totally official and legal name belies Musk's ambitions to get rid of the bane of his existence: LA traffic jams. At a press conference held, almost by fate, at the Leo Baeck Temple near the Interstate 405 freeway, the illustrious revealed details of his tunnel vision that proves just how un-boring his youngest company is.

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Elon Musk to offer free Boring tunnel rides

Elon Musk to offer free Boring tunnel rides

The most interesting thing about the Boring Company, the Elon Musk helmed tunnel digging company, so far has been that Musk and co-built and sold flamethrowers. The actual purpose of the Boring Company is to dig tunnels to help people get out of the traffic many sit in daily. Boring Company's very first underground tunnel is nearly finished.

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Boring Company will prioritize pedestrian transportation over cars, says Musk

Boring Company will prioritize pedestrian transportation over cars, says Musk

When Elon Musk first unveiled The Boring Company, its plan was to create a network of underground tunnels used to transport vehicles at high speeds to help bypass and eliminate traffic. Now the founder has come out with an updated vision, saying that The Boring Company's tunnels will first focus on transporting pedestrians and cyclists first, essentially serving as a new form of mass transit, before it begins moving personal vehicles.

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gets DC dig go-ahead

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gets DC dig go-ahead

Last summer, we heard that Elon Musk and The Boring Company received "verbal" approval to begin preliminary work on a Hyperloop tunnel between Washington DC and New York. Verbal approval, however, doesn't really mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, but today The Boring Company has something a little more tangible to show us. The local government in Washington DC has given Musk and The Boring Company an early permit to begin some excavation work in an abandoned lot in the city's NoMa neighborhood.

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Elon Musk Boring Company sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 8 hours

Elon Musk Boring Company sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 8 hours

It sounds like an April Fools’ prank but this is no joke. This is serious business, literally and figuratively. Elon Musk earlier just announced that it will do as it promised and will be selling its new novelty item after is Boring Hats: the Boring Flamethrower. Despite the ridiculousness of the idea, not to mention the risks, the Boring Company was able to receive 10,000 orders in just 8 hours. Amazing as that might sound, not everyone is impressed.

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