Elon Musk, the brilliant Tesla tycoon, has unveiled its underground transport tunnel that should solve the traffic problem, allowing invited guests to take part in the first tests of the technological entrepreneur's solution for "the traffic that destroys the soul".
The guests boarded a Tesla Model S from Musk and were driven on the surface streets of Los Angeles about a mile away from what is known as O'Leary Station on Tuesday. The station is located in the middle of a residential district. A wallless elevator then slowly carried the car along a large shaft, about 30 feet (9 meters) below the surface. Participants described self-driven car races as bumpy but impressive. Someone has experienced car sickness, others have screamed with a "Woow!" his surprise.
The tunnel, intended as an "experiment", runs just over a mile below SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne. In Musk's intentions, the underground tunnel could move people faster than the subways. The first road test comes almost two years after Musk had revealed on Twitter that "traffic is driving me crazy" and was "going to build a car to dig a tunnel and start digging." Since then, he has revealed a handful of photos and videos on tunnel progress. The tunnel runs about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) below Hawthorne, California, home to SpaceX of Musk.