Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, starts tunnel project in LA

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has started a project to build tunnels for cars and trains in Los Angeles known as 'The Boring Company.' 

Musk was struck with the idea one morning while sitting in traffic and within days, had a domain name and an appointed leader for the project. 

The digging has already begun near LAX in Musk's SpaceX parking lot, making it quick and easy to dig without any permits. 

Musk, originally a Hillary Clinton supporter in the recent presidential election, has grown close to Trump over the course of time and has even visited the president at Trump tower. The president has also placed him in the Strategy and Policy forum.

Whether Musk and his tunnel project will be a part of Trump's infrastructure plans is still in question, but Musk says no matter 'what happens in Washington,' the project will continue. 

The machine Musk is considering to use for the tunnels and for further tests to improve tunneling technology is nicknamed 'Nannie,' and weighs about 1,200 tons. Musk believes with the right technology, design and materials, tunneling could be inexpensive and a successful innovation for the future.

 Not too far from Los Angeles's main airport, the tunnel is currently 15 feet deep and 50 feet wide. Musk believes the tunneling system is probable; more probable than 'flying cars.' 

See the full story on Bloomberg.

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