The Las Vegas Convention Center is undergoing a major makeover that includes some interesting work. KSNV-TV reported this week that Elon Musk’s Boring Company has dug 2,900 feet (more than half a mile) of tunnels in the area since it opened in November. The company hopes to shorten the 15-minute walk from the Central Hall to the new showroom, which has now achieved more than half of its total target (4,300 feet).
(From: Boring Company, via Cnet)
According to Boring Company, passengers will be able to ride in a Tesla electric car and pass through the tunnel at 155 mph (249 km/h).
The modified models have seats and stations that can accommodate up to 16 people, some similar to small electric buses or commuter buses.
The project appears to be in full swing, perhaps thanks to the company’s nearly $50 million contract.
Once completed, the tunnel may be opened during CES 2021 in January next year.
Although Boring Company has previously said it will build other loops in Los Angeles, Chicago and the East Coast, only one demonstration line is currently being visited below SpaceX’s California headquarters.
Looking ahead, Boring Company intends to connect the convention center to the tunnel site in more areas of Las Vegas, connecting the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport, Allegiant Stadium and downtown, and even eventually to Los Angeles.
Until then, however, Musk must prove that Boring Company can help visitors easily navigate through CES’s numerous booths.