The bad news first: Elon Musk’sBoring Company won’t make its projected December 10th launch date for the L.A .Test Tunnel. The good news, however, is that Musk locked down a “product launch” to take place on December 18th complete with “modded but fully road legal autonomous transport cars & ground to tunnel car elevators.” On Twitter, the company’s official account said it needed more time to work on the snail habitat, referencing Elon’s pet that outpaces the company’s fastest digging machines.
The event will occur just over a month after the company’s digging machine broke through at O’Leary Station, and as Musk describes it, will be much more than just a tunnel opening. The whole idea is to show off lifts capable of operating in very small footprints, as well as the vehicles that will zoom through these tunnels at up to 150 MPH.
Boring Company product launch on Dec 18. More than a tunnel opening. Will include modded but fully road legal autonomous transport cars & ground to tunnel car elevators.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 7, 2018
Tunnel opening now set for 12/18. Need another few days to finish the snail habitat. More details soon!
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) December 6, 2018
Reporting by Richard Lawler for Engadget.