This is one of Elon Musk’s most insane and futuristic projects: a system of tunnels that work completely autonomously. This automated underground network should reduce congestion in cities and connect their two extremities in record time.
It was The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s company looking to reimagine traffic in the city, that came up with this traffic avoidance system. In the city of Las Vegas, which suffers from traffic jams, the project started in 2019. 55 stations should see the light.
At the largest annual technology exhibition CES in Las Vegas, journalists were invited to test one of these stations. These first experiments made it possible to discover that… The tunnels are saturated faster than expected. Lack of off-street parking, narrow infrastructure, extremely high construction costs: Musk’s vision is far from reality, and for a variety of reasons.