Musk wrote that the van will not look similar to concept art that was shared in 2017 depicting people inside a futuristic glass pod, adding that it’s “best to have people seated for safety & speed of travel.”
The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture, is getting ready to unveil its first public tunnel.
On Wednesday, Musk shared a new image with his 37 million . The new concept render appears to show one of the three stations planned for the Las Vegas Convention Center project. The two tunnels are designed to take 4,400 attendees per hour in one of two directions over a distance of nearly a mile. The work is part of a planned redevelopment of the center, and the tunnels are expected to be ready for the annual Consumer Electronics Show early next year.
In a response to the same image, Musk also shared a new tidbit about The Boring Company’s planned van. The vehicle, designed in combination with Tesla and revealed in a report last month, will move 12 people and their luggage at once. Musk wrote that the van will not look similar to concept art that was shared in 2017 depicting people inside a futuristic glass pod, adding that it’s “best to have people seated for safety & speed of travel.”
The image shows the Central Hall station, complete with eight Tesla vehicles either side of a central hallway. At the near end is an escalator leading down into the station, and at the far end is a sign indicating the location of departures. The sign shows that parking spots one to six are departing for the West Hall, while spots seven to 10 are leading to the South Hall. That suggests there are 10 spots total, but two are not visible. To the right is a tourism sign emblazoned with Las Vegas’ new slogan first : “what happens here, only happens here.”
With The Boring Company yet to start construction on any more public projects, it’s a statement that looks set to hold true for a while.