The Boring Company is just one of the many companies owned by American businessman, Elon Musk. Apart from just being known as a business owned by Elon Musk, The Boring Company (TBC) deals with the construction of tunnels for road transportation.
They create safe and low-cost transportation tunnels which would solve traffic issues which is a major occurrence in big cities such as Seoul, Los Angeles, Lagos, and more.
The company has also developed products or systems that will help achieve its mission and the most notable worth mentioning is the Loop System. Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop system is the only commercially available loop system and it is a three-way transport system with up to 1.7 miles of tunneling. Below is a map of the LVCC Loop System.
The Boring Company Wiki and History
On the 17th of December, 2016, Elon Musk unveiled the transportation solving company to the world. It was originally a subsidiary of SpaceX, which is another company owned by the businessman but with space exploration as its main focus. However, TBC became an independent company in 2018.
Real-life testing began in 2017 with the company using the SpaceX site to build tunnels as that wouldn’t require permits since they were landowners. They were able to use a machine named Godot to first build tunnels before Line Storm was introduced. The current tunnel boring machine by the company is the Prufrock.
In April 2017, Elon Musk admitted that the company didn’t take much of his time and so he sees it more like a personal hobby. Steve Davis, by November 2019 became the president of the company.
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FAQs about The Boring Company
Here are some frequently asked questions about TBC.
What is the boring company doing?
They are building tunnels that will help ease traffic in the nearest future and change road transportation for good.
What is special about the boring company?
Nothing. They are only trying to solve issues that come with traffic congestion.
Does Tesla own the boring company?
No, the company is a separate entity on its own.
Why is it called the boring company?
It is probably called that because it has to do with the drilling of holes into the ground.
The Boring Company Flamethrower
In January 2018, the company began selling its flamethrowers for just $500 and it quickly sold out. although the company and Elon Musk insisted that the flamethrower is “NOT-A-FLAMETHROWER”
The Boring Company Tunnel
As of May 2021, TBC has only built one commercially available tunnel which also called “Vegas Loop”. The tunnel would be located in Las Vegas, the USA. Below is the map. There is also the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
There is also a test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.
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