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Watch a race between two Teslas: One on the street, one in a Boring Company tunnel

By Cal Jeffrey · 4 replies
May 24, 2019
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  1. As you can imagine, it was no contest. Having no stoplights or speed limits to contend with the tunneled Tesla reached a top speed of 127 mph and reached the destination three minutes and eight seconds before the one driving topside. In fact, it arrived before the street-bound car even got through the first traffic light.

    The race was not a competition but more of a promotion for the Boring Company’s tunnels and a celebration of its first real project. On Wednesday, the company won a $48.6 million contract to build twin tunnels beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (the LVCC Loop). The project is scheduled to be finished in time for the Consumer Electronics Show in 2021.

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  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +71

    Hope there ain't any drunk driver in the tunnel. or does the autopilot automatically worked there?
     
  3. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,753   +415

    I was wondering the exact same thing. That tunnel is awful narrow.
     
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  4. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TechSpot Staff Posts: 189   +174

    Hmm. My understanding was that they'd use 'sleds' on rails. This doesn't look like that though.

    A breakdown, crash, or even just a flat tire is going to be a real problem if the vehicle is self-propelled in the tunnel.
     
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  5. Steveb8189

    Steveb8189 TS Booster Posts: 41   +29

    They'll use capsules that are pulled through a near vacuum. This is nothing more than a staged show of a car driving through a tunnel...
     
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