Elon Musk’s Boring Loop is finally transporting passengers in Las Vegas – By Claire Reilly (CNET) / June 9 2021
It’s not quite the high-speed, driverless future we’d hoped for, but it certainly beats walking.
In 2016, Musk launched his subterranean tunnel-drilling enterprise after becoming fed up with the traffic in our surface world. O Tuesday, the Boring Company opened its first underground Loop beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The concept is surprisingly simple: Avoid gridlock by taking traffic underground. Simplify the transport experience by putting high-tech vehicles (read: Teslas) on a one-way loop and delivering on-demand rides. Dig tunnels where once there was dirt.
The experience is also… surprisingly simple. Get in the car, drive through a tunnel, get out the other side. But while it’s not exactly the high-speed robo-taxi of the future that I’d hoped for, there’s no doubt that this is the future of convenience.