Elon Musk reveals Hawthorne Mayor Alex Vargas the inside of The Boring Co. tunnel entrance in a file . Musk acknowledged on Twitter that he expects to open the first a part of the tunnel on Dec. 10, 2018. ( courtesy Alex Vargas)HAWTHORNE — Elon Musk says the first tunnel in a proposed underground transportation group all through Los Angeles County will open Dec. 10.
“The first tunnel is sort of completed,” Musk wrote to his 23.1 million Twitter followers shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.
A video simulation launched by the company ultimate yr reveals a driver steering onto a car-sized platform on the highway, parallel to the curb. The platform, known as a skate, sinks like an elevator, then carries the auto by way of the tunnel.
In subsequent tweets Musk acknowledged there could be a hole event on the night time time of the 10th and free rides for most of the people the next day.
When requested if the Dec. 10 date represented precise time or “Elon time,” the entrepreneur wrote, “I consider precise.”
In April, the Los Angeles Metropolis Council’s public works committee unanimously authorised an environmental evaluation exemption for a Boring Co. tunnel that might run 2.7 miles by way of West Los Angeles. The proposed route will be parallel to Sepulveda Boulevard, starting at Pico Boulevard and dealing proper all the way down to Washington Boulevard in Culver Metropolis.