​​​​​​​Elon Musk’s Futuristic Public Transport Tunnel Is “Lamest Thing In Las Vegas”

​​​​​​​Elon Musk’s Futuristic Public Transport Tunnel Is “Lamest Thing In Las Vegas”

Elon Musk’s “futuristic” subterranean transit system under Las Vegas is like a boring amusement park ride.

Musk’s The Boring Company has spent months drilling, digging, paving, lining, and electrifying tunnels under Las Vegas with a promise to whisk passengers in driverless Tesla vehicles at speeds of 155mph. But late last week, a handful of reporters were able to experience the tunnel in a far less exciting way. 

Instead of futuristic vehicles zooming through the tunnels, Tesla vehicles hit a maximum speed of about 35 mph, far less than was initially promised. 

The first section of the much-touted Vegas tunnel from one end of the Las Vegas Convention Center to the other is 4,475 feet. It’s the first of four sections, making a total of about 1.7 miles of tunnel. 

According to tweets from Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Mick Akers, the media was invited to the tunnel last Thursday. 

The latest unveiling of the underground transit system, hidden 40 feet beneath the Las Vegas Convention center, was “about as exciting as a sheet of unpainted drywall discarded in a closed office park,” wrote Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky. He called the tunnel “dumb” and said it was the “lamest thing in Vegas.” Watching Tesla Model 3s drive slowly through the tunnel was not exactly what Musk promised. But anyone who has followed the billionaire salesman over the years shouldn’t be surprised. 

Remember when Musk tweeted this in December 2019? 

“Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from Convention Center to Strip, then will work on other projects,” Musk tweeted

Well, it’s 2021… 

More on the disappointment: 

Gizmodo wrote: “Elon Musk’s ‘Public Transit’ in Las Vegas still just humans driving cars slowly in a tunnel.”

CNET’s Sean Szymkowski also concluded the tunnel was “lame.” He said: 

“It seems like this project is quickly turning into Tesla cars driving people underground, rather than some sort of futuristic transport system.”

Hopefully, the Boring Company remains in a testing phase, and the colorful, hyped-up tunnel can one day reach faster speeds. 

“Unfortunately, for now, it looks sort of disappointing,” Szymkowski said.

Tyler Durden
Wed, 04/14/2021 – 22:00

This post has been republished with permission from a publicly-available RSS feed found on Zero Hedge. The views expressed by the original author(s) do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of The Libertarian Hub, its owners or administrators. Any images included in the original article belong to and are the sole responsibility of the original author/website. The Libertarian Hub makes no claims of ownership of any imported photos/images and shall not be held liable for any unintended copyright infringement. Submit a DCMA takedown request.

-> Click Here to Read the Original Article <-

About The Author

Tyler Durden

Zero Hedge's mission is to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public, to skeptically examine and, where necessary, attack the flaccid institution that financial journalism has become, to liberate oppressed knowledge, to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint and to facilitate information's unending quest for freedom. Visit https://www.zerohedge.com

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Bringing together a variety of news and information from some of today’s most important libertarian thought leaders. All feeds are checked and refreshed every hour and pages auto-refresh every 15 minutes. External images are deleted after 30 days.

Time since last refresh: 0 second

Publish Your Own Article

Follow The Libertarian Hub

Please consider donating using any of the cryptocurrencies below or use the Brave browser to tip using Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Your anonymous contributions help keep this website running for everyone to enjoy!


Take Control of Your Domain Names
The Ultimate Managed Hosting Platform

Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Signup

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive a weekly email report of the top five most popular articles on the Libertarian Hub!

Weekly Newsletter SignupTop 5 Stories of the Week

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive a weekly email report of the top five most popular articles on the Libertarian Hub!