elon musk's boring bus to transport passengers through urban loop tunnels

elon musk's boring bus to transport passengers through urban loop tunnels

via a three-choice survey, the boring company CEO, elon musk, asked his followers on twitter, saturday, march 10th 2018, what their perspectives were on hyperloop:


a: hyperloop is an impossible pipedream.


b: hyperloop is a stupid hole in the ground.


c: hyperloop is both, an impossible pipedream and a stupid hole in the ground. 

video features new urban loop system



62% of elon’s followers answered c. both. this cheeky survey follows a far-less-sarcastic tweet, one day earlier, on march 9th, in which musk announced a redesigned urban loop system — a system which will now allegedly begin with a 150 mph bus, giving priority to pedestrians without cars. it’s a complete 180 from his initial hyperloop plan, which gave priority to cars, more-specifically, teslas.

elon musk hyperloop bus
all images courtesy of the boring company



‘will still transport cars,’ musk tweeted, ‘but only after all personalized mass transit needs are met. it’s a matter of courtesy & fairness. if someone can’t afford a car, they should go first.’ he then described the outcome of this plan — a faster, underground transit system with 1000s of stops, that can drop riders off quicker and closer to their destination. pedestrians first. teslas second.

elon musk hyperloop bus
the bus is planned to be fully autonomous

elon musk hyperloop bus
the bus is planned to travel at least 150 mph

elon musk hyperloop bus
early renders of the boring company’s urban loop system bus

elon musk hyperloop bus
musk has already obtained permits to begin digging tunnel systems

elon musk hyperloop bus
digging has already begun in los angeles

previously proposed system, giving urban loop priority to cars

  • This real issue here is that this is nothing new — just a sleek-ish redsign of any good European public transit system, In Vienna, subways and trams are already electric, fixed track (of course), with strong automation support. The buses come in several sizes depending on the district and street width. LA needs this, but it could have been done a century ago with existing technology.

    Dardis McNamee
    Mar 14, 2018
  • Was that poll featured on Fox News? Musk is smart enough to ignore 98% of the rest of us.

    “Musk you huskies!”


    Mar 13, 2018
  • Can Elon please expand his Boring system above ground and sell Telsa vehicles that can travel on his special track/rail? I’m so f-cking tired of driving in traffic. Thanks in advance, Elon.

    steve hassler
    Mar 12, 2018

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