The Boring Company

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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Elon Musk debuts Boring Company’s $500 flamethrower

Elon Musk debuts Boring Company’s $500 flamethrower

It appears that Elon Musk wasn't kidding when he teased that The Boring Company would start selling a real flamethrower. The tunnel-digging company is now taking pre-orders for the tool/weapon, priced at a mere $500. It's not clear exactly when the flamethrower will ship, but to help keep things extra safe buyers have the option of throwing in a Boring Company-branded fire extinguisher for an extra $30.

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Elon Musk’s Boring map shows how LA may be changed forever

Elon Musk’s Boring map shows how LA may be changed forever

When faced with death-inducing traffic, most people will think of flying cars or at the very least, more highways and flyovers. Not one to settle for common answers, Elon Musk presented a boring solution instead. That is, one that bores underground to create tunnels for high-speed skates to carry cars from point A to point B. Now the controversial genius has released a map of the grand plan for tunnels that will practically transform Los Angeles from below, revealing The Boring Company’s not so boring ambitions.

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Elon Musk reveals first look at Boring Company’s LA tunnel

Elon Musk reveals first look at Boring Company’s LA tunnel

We've been hearing a fair amount about Elon Musk's Boring Company and its plans for traffic-avoiding underground tunnels, but after already receiving permission to start digging in Los Angeles he's shared the first image of their progress. While the tunnel is due to stretch for 1.6 miles under the California city once completed, Musk's photo, posted to his Instagram, reveals the initial 500-foot long section.

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Elon Musk Hyperloop for 29 min NY-DC ride given go-ahead [Updated]

Elon Musk Hyperloop for 29 min NY-DC ride given go-ahead [Updated]

Elon Musk's ambitious Hyperloop tunnel digging plan has been given the green light to go digging on the East Coast, potentially cutting the trip from New York to Washington D.C. to under half an hour. The news, described by Musk this morning as "verbal government approval" on Twitter, is yet to be confirmed by transport regulators. However, it's a considerable step forward in what initially seemed like a joke by the eccentric billionaire.

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