Musk's Vegas Loop system is 'almost done'
The Boring Company has nearly finished its first phase in Las Vegas
The 'Loop' is a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported via Automated Electric Vehicles (AEVs) at speeds of up to 155 miles per hour.
Both tunnels are located under the Las Vegas Convention Centre and are designed to allow visitors to travel from one end of the centre to the other in less than two minutes. To put that into perspective, it takes 15 minutes to walk it, or around half an hour to drive it in the busy city traffic.
The Las Vegas Loop System will eventually cater for the entire city. Initial plans aim for a connection to the 'Strip', along with plans for the Loop to connect to all major tourist destinations, as well as two terminals at the McCarran International Airport.
This futuristic system is costing around $52.5 million and will be capable of transporting up to 4,400 passengers an hour in modified Tesla EVs, some capable of carrying up to 16 passengers.
The proposed route for the Convention Centre Loop
So, what's the benefit of taking the Loop?
Well for starters, it's quick - who doesn't like going fast? It also promises no surface noise or vibration thanks to perfectly-smooth roads, no weather interference and no stopping for red lights or junctions. Winner.