Elon Musk, the maverick entrepreneur has cause for celebration. The CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City founded The Boring Company in 2016 with an aim to reduce traffic problems in large metropolitan cities. The inspiration for this venture came from the difficulties that he faced with the congested roads of the city of Los Angeles. When Musk went public with his intentions for The Boring Company, several individuals and business experts doubted the feasibility of the project. But, as is characteristic of Musk, he has silenced his critics who doubted his grand ambitions.
It was reported that a stretch of the underground tunnel in the southern suburb of Los Angeles, namely, Hawthorne will be opened to the public in December. The tunnel is the first of a series of elaborate projects that are being undertaken to improve the traffic conditions in Los Angeles, which is one of worst in the world. As cities grow and the global population continues to increase at a steady rate, initiatives like Musk’s are increasingly considered to be viable measures in city planning and infrastructure development. Musk has continuously been hailed as a fearless pioneer and a dynamic innovator for his ideas that combine breakthrough technology aimed at the greater good and profitable business strategy.
The tunnels will have electric powered platforms that will ferry vehicles at very high speeds from one end to the other, thereby reducing the congestion in the roads above.