Last month Musk tweeted he had 'verbal government approval' to build an underground tunnel to transport passengers between New York and Washington DC in just 29 minutes.Musk tweeted the tunnel will run via Philadelphia and Baltimore, and use his Hyperloop technology.It was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, who at the time said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes - half the time it takes a plane.
This marks a major step in Musk's plans to build a transport network beneath the city.
At the same time, Hyperloop One, the firm on track to bring the radical transport system to life,revealed it completed its first successful test this spring.
He also revealed the location of the tunnel with a tweet that included a picture of the Space X headquarters and the comment 'perspective'.
In a previous tweet, the Tesla founder said his 'Godot' machine had 'begun boring and just completed the first segment of tunnel in LA', while at the same time making bizarre declarations about his love of floors and tunnels.
Pictured, the view from an on board camera during the test It would be far longer that the current record holder, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, a railway line that runs through the Swiss Alps and opened in 2016, measuring 35.5 miles.'Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. ' BBC reporter Dave Lee tweeted at Musk following the announcement.'Seems premature to announce … 'In response, Musk wrote, 'Support would be much appreciated!
NY-DC in 29 mins,' he tweeted last month.'City centre to city centre in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city.'While Musk hasn't released any additional details on the proposed East Coast transport system just yet, the plan appears to be a combination of his recent LA tunnelling ventures, and Hyperloop technology. 'Addressing some of the confusion in a vague follow-up tweet hours after the announcement, Musk wrote:'Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly.' A White House spokesman confirmed that the administration has had 'promising conversations to date' with Musk and Boring Company executives.
Last month the firm carried out a low speed test of its test tunnel, but earlier in August the company loaded the XP-1 passenger pod for its first high speed test.
The Hyperloop One XP-1, the company's first-generation pod, accelerated for 300 meters and glided above the track using magnetic levitation before braking and coming to a gradual stop.
Pictured is the first image released of the Boring Company's tunnelling machine Elon Musk has outlined how his Boring Company will work, claiming: Tunnelling costs must be reduced by a factor of more than 10Key to this is smaller tunnels that can be dug more quickly Will work to increase the speed of the Tunnel Boring Machine Envisions a new breed of smaller, more powerful TBMs with triple the power of current machines that can tunnel continuously'They won't even know we're there', Brett Horton, senior director of facilities and construction at Space X assured members of the council.'This is groundbreaking, this is establishing a precedent, and I think we all agree that we want to make sure that this goes off without a hitch,' Hawthorne's Mayor Alex Vargas said, writes the Verge.
The company assured citizens that if the soil moves by as little as half an inch work will stop immediately.
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