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Of the road in the tunnel

Elon Musk wants to bring the traffic under the earth: In the future, electric cars should through tunnels under cities due to noise. The first test ride was a bumpy one.

Tesla chief Elon Musk has unveiled its underground transport system Loop: A test tunnel in the Autonomous cars of up to 240 kilometers per hour fast. Another transport concept of the Musk founded "Boring Company" called the Hyperloop is intended for long distances.

The traffic chaos had tweeted as "a precursor to the hell"

almost exactly two years Ago Musk for the first Time. The traffic chaos will make him crazy, he now wanted to drill a Tunnel to bypass the congested roads. Especially bad he find the traffic jams in Los Angeles, with its four million inhabitants.

"The transport is destroyed, our soul - that sucks, it is terrible. I've lived here for 16 years and the traffic has evolved from the seventh to the eighth precursor to hell. Fortunately, there is now something that solves our fucking problem."

"as smooth as glass" to

a test tube is formed. She is good with 3.2 kilometers in length and runs under the site of Musks rocket company Space X in the neighborhood of Hawthorne in Los Angeles. The tube is so wide that a normal car will fit into it. The car, however, must meet three conditions: It must be electric and Autonomous driving, driven and required on the front axle guide wheels, so that he can accurately keep track.

"at The Moment the ride is a little bumpy, especially in the curves. We are still improving the circulation and the journey will be as smooth as on glass. We are with around 180 kilometers per hour through the Tunnel of danger, but at the moment that is a little scary," says Musk, the journey through the Loop.

Up to 240 km/h are possible

When the lining is repaired in the Tunnel, with electric cars a speed of 240 kilometers per hour. This comes with his car in the deep, Musk is also a lift, with the vehicles from the earth's surface up to the transport tube. Musks idea: cities such as Los Angeles, with dozens of side by side extending tubes to the caves. Self-driving cars could then noise at the distance of a second through the Tunnel.

The drilling operations in Los Angeles had taken almost two years, said Musk: "Here in the ground, there are Gas and Oil, you can find here a sandy and stony ground. You have to beat around the felt with a Million authorities. If you dig a Tunnel, you can create it anywhere."

Elon Musks vision of the future: In a matter of seconds the electric to drive cars in the future through the Loop.

Also in Chicago. Tunnel

Musks company "Boring Company" has already had two concrete projects in planning for which there is currently an environmental compatibility test: In Los Angeles, a connection to the U-Bahn network should be created, which will bring Baseball Fans from one of three U-Bahn stations to the Dodgers stadium

another Tunnel could be created in Chicago. Here is a tube, it is planned to connect the downtown with the O'hare airport. Musk stressed, however, that the current Loop concept differs from the so-called Hyperloop. The Hyperloop to transport a capsule in an air-empty space. This is however still future music.

Musk presents underground transport system LOOP
Marcus Schuler, ARD Los Angeles
19.12.2018 06:54 PM

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