The future of personal transportation is getting more exciting each day: driverless cars, flying cars, and now electric cars speeding autonomously through a network of tunnels.
Elon Musk is betting that the solution to urban traffic congestion is a ride through a series of tunnels with elevator stations.
Musk’s Boring Company undertook this ambitious project on a test basis. Now it has to perfect the concept and sell it to large cities.
Video Spotlight: The following videos are part of the CBS News article:
- Tunnel vision
- Test drive Elon Musk’s new tunnel
- Elon Musk: Tunnels are “exceptionally safe”
- How Elon Musk’s tunnel works
- Elon Musk on why he’s boring tunnels
This post is based on the CBS News article, Elon Musk and Gayle King Test Drive the Tunnel He Hopes Will Solve L.A. Traffic, by CBS News, December 19, 2018. Image source: Shutterstock / Herdik Herlambang.
1. How does the transportation system envisioned by Elon Musk work?
Guidance: Electric, autonomous cars are placed on electric skates or, preferably, are equipped with alignment wheels. These wheels, which can be retracted for driving on regular roads, extend sideways to brace the car against the tunnel.
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