Another far-reaching project comes from Elon Musk’s The Boring Company that has released a new video detailing what seems to be the future of passenger driving. In the video, cars drive to an elevator-type system that lowers them underground to long tunnels under a city. The cars appear to be connected to a rail way type system that carries them along a path traveling at 124 mph (200 kmh) before reaching their destination and being carried back up to the surface to continue their journey.
Elon Musk has his hands in a number of technologies that are seeking to change the way transportation is done in the future. Of course, Tesla has revolutionized the automotive market with virtually every automotive OEM developing their own plans as well as new start-ups emerging to grab a piece of what will surely be an enormous market.
“Traffic makes me crazy. I’m going to create a machine for drilling tunnels and just start excavation work”
But he also is working on changing the face of space with the reusable rocket technology from SpaceX. Then there are the more out-there projects including the Hyperloop, which SpaceX is sponsoring numerous contests for academic teams to create their best designs for a future railway system that would accelerate how people get from city to city from hours to minutes.
The video is extremely vague on any plans for the technology or what the system may be called only showcasing a potential “what if” scenario. But given Elon Musk’s tendency to dabble in the future of transportation, it could mean his third company, The Boring Company, may be soon announcing future plans for a new way to move around more quickly in your vehicle.