Elon’s take on Taxi 2000?
Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company) provided a number of insights about The Boring Company’s Los Angeles tunneling initiatives last May. An incredibly interesting presentation, about electric tunnel boring machines (three times more powerful than conventional ones) and the concept of an Urban Loop transit system with electric pods designed for commuters, moving at up to 240 km/h. This means a trip from downtown Los Angeles to LAX airport would take only 8 minutes. Perhaps most interesting is the visualisation of the transit stations. A beautiful remake of Chipshol’s Taxi 2000 stations, in a time that computer animation was still in its early days.