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Video: Elon Musk Unveils Test Run Footage Of Tunnel Planned Under L.A.
The underground tunneling system Elon Musk revealed earlier this year that would send cars speeding on electric sleds toward LAX is now being tested, new video shows.
The footage shows what strapping your car to one of these sleds and hurtling at 125 miles per hour would look like. Musk unveiled the video on his Instagram page Friday.
In the post, Musk said the sleds would automatically switch from tunnel to tunnel, making the commute from Westwood to LAX take five minutes. It would also take some getting used to and looks a little bit terrifying at this point. If you’re prone to motion sickness or seizures, it’s best not to watch.
In another post, the SpaceX founder said the first tunnel from his new venture The Boring Company (get it?) will run from LAX to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks. He also has expressed plans for tunnels to cover all of greater L.A.
Mind you, it’s not clear if Musk has the necessary approval yet for his tunnels. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Department of Public Works told Wired in January that City Council still needed to discuss it further before he could proceed, to say nothing of all the engineering challenges and other opposition the project will surely face. But still, pretty cool!
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.