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Old 01-05-2020, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Musk's tunnel. Is that viable???

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Old 01-07-2020, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A four minute mile (plus-ish)? At 30mph? maybe they're counting the elevator ride.
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Can you imagine the Noise/Harshness/Vibration if they did get up to 100mph on that roadway?

Is that viable???
Which part?
  • 1/10th the tunnel cross-section for 1/10th the cost? Possible.
  • Bore through the human trafficking tunnels in Brentwood? Also possible.
  • Provide sufficient elevators to fill multilevel tunnels going to/from anywhere? The outlook is cloudy
  • Better suited for hyperloop than private cars? Indubitably

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The Giant Salt City 1200ft Beneath Detroit

Detroit’s salt mines are like an underground city within the city. It is a massive expanse of 1,500 acres and over 100 miles of roads right under everyone’s feet. It stretches from Dearborn, located in the northwest of Detroit’s metropolitan area, and known to automobile lovers as Henry Ford’s birthplace, via Melvindale to Allen Park in the southwest.
I was reminded because an executive with Detroit Salt Company was kilt in a plane crash recently. Part of that exploding houses and Planned Parenthood thing they have going on there.

What's the Boring company doing for reals? A nuclear subterrene?


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What's better than being gridlocked in stop and go traffic? Doing it stuck in an expensive tunnel.
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What's better than being gridlocked in stop and go traffic? Doing it stuck in an expensive tunnel.
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I could only see these viable if underground to surface parking garages would be made. And the distance between quite significant between stops (aka 50 miles)
The elevators would need to only move people and the garages would need to be central to public transport on both ends.
Your car would rarely be above ground and stay parked normally unless you drive out of the garage.

An elevator unless it is sequential like a rotary cooker and free falls like an amusement park would be too slow no matter what
(Unless the system is only made for a couple people)

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