Ever since the days of my parents' youth, movies and TV shows have prophesized innovation in vehicular transport. Right now, we drive our cars on roads built on the ground -- this should not be news to you. Sci-Fi, however, has long showed flying cars. But, and this should also not be news to you, we do not have the technology to create flying cars. Despite this, visionary founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, is on the job to bring you a never before seen innovation to driving. Except, instead of taking your car to the skies, he wants to take it underground via The Boring Company.
Having spent his entire career in California's Bay Area, Elon Musk has had some firsthand experience with heavy traffic. Roads are packed and there isn't room for new ones in most major cities. To this problem Musk states that "roads must go 3D". While flying cars are decades if not centuries away from being technologically possible, Musk believes that The Boring Company can reduce the cost of developing underground tunnels for deep city transport. Currently, these projects can cost $1 Billion per mile. Musk aims to decrease this by a factor of 10.
While The Boring Company is pretty early stage, I think Musk is quite adamant about his project going through. They have a pretty clean website and an amazing video demonstrating how their proposed tunnel system would work, allowing cars to seemlessly merge from normal roads to underground tunnels and vice versa. Here is the video from BoringCompany.com:
For now, Musk is conducting trials on property owned by his other ventures to lower cost and skip some degree of permitting.
The Boring Company goes into pretty great detail about the project on their website's FAQ page, so for more information about this endeavor, check it out at: https://www.boringcompany.com/