Elon Musk’s idea may be to link Hyperloop, one of his more mediated projects of using tunnels, reducing to just minutes, a journey that would take a few hours by car.
In December 2016, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX used their official Twitter account to complain about the traffic they faced every day in their usual travels. Since then, Musk has strongly reinforced and advocated the idea that tunnels can be an efficient and practical way to avoid traffic in the future.
Last Saturday, February 4, Elon Musk posted a photo on his Twitter quota, which shows the construction of one of those tunnels that would eventually help him avoid traffic in the future.
One of his followers still wondered if Elon Musk was “thinking to combine Hyperloop and tunnels to make a revolution in transport”.
Elon Musk responded with only a “maybe”.
The original idea was for Hyperloop to use tunnels above ground and there is already a map for Europe, so with tunnels built underground, the current traffic will not be affected, as well as not spoiling the existing landscape.
In another publication, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX also showed the tunnel being built under Washington D.C. This tunnel is about eight meters in diameter and already extends for more than three kilometers.
We also recall that Hyperloop has already been successfully tested. Created in 2015, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced that it has entered into an agreement with Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum (a company specializing in vacuum systems) and Aecom (a design engineering company) to work together to build Hyperloop.