Elon Musk’s 150mph 'Loop' tunnel system to open in December

Elon Musk’s 150mph 'Loop' tunnel system to open in December

Manufactured under his firm Boring Co., Hyperloop is a network of high-speed transit tunnels created to maximise the efficiency of public transport at a lowered cost.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter on Sunday that his Boring Company, which aims to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels, has nearly completed its first tunnel.

Musk, a space entrepreneur and electric-car pioneer, has pledged to complete the test tunnel by the end of the year.

More ex-students accuse former USC gynecologist of sexual assault
Denise Taylor, said her client denies all allegations but agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense of continued litigation. The University of Southern California will pay $215 million in an "agreement in principle" to patients treated by Dr.

Pochettino warns Tottenham must "refresh the squad" in January
Asked about those comments, the manager said: "From day one I told you I am never going to judge the words of my boss". "It was hard to achieve the player we needed", Pochettino said.

Israel steps up armoured deployment on Gaza border
Rockets fired from Gaza on Wednesday had brought the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel closer to a widescale confrontation. Israel responded by cutting off Qatari-funded fuel shipments meant to ease a chronic electricity shortage.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has said the first testing tunnel of his Hyperloop transport system is nearly fully completed, and will be open to the public later this year.

While the trial tunnel - which begins on the site of Musk's rocket company SpaceX in Hawthorne, California - injects a dose of realism to his vision of a hyper-fast underground system, key questions remain. In June he said the fare would be $1 per passenger.

Musk's goal in designing an underground tunnel system is to "solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic", the Boring Company says on its website. It originates at a property owned by SpaceX, one of Musk's other ventures, and runs about two miles under city streets. By lowering the cost of building tunnels and providing a transit alternative to driving, the company would help alleviate city congestion and offer high-speed transportation options across the country.

Related News:

  • Several Strong Earthquakes Strike Off Canada's West Coast

    Several Strong Earthquakes Strike Off Canada's West Coast

    There is no threat of a tsunami based on the data the USGS has gathered, therefore a tsunami warning has not been issued. There are now no immediate reports of casualties or damage following the quakes and no tsunami warning has been issued.
    #MeToo effect: Anu Malik axed as Indian Idol 10 judge

    #MeToo effect: Anu Malik axed as Indian Idol 10 judge

    Strangely Anu Malik has been trying his dirty tricks on unsuspecting girls for years without his wife being any the wiser. After she was done singing, he complimented her and said he'll let her know if he has work for her in the future.

    Police investigate Ryanair plane passenger's racial tirade

    In a shocking series of events, the man can be heard calling Mrs Gayle an "ugly black bast**d", while crew members looked on. A spokesperson for the agency says its working with Spanish authorities in an attempt to investigate the allegation.
  • Emotional Kasatkina comes back from the brink to win Kremlin Cup

    Emotional Kasatkina comes back from the brink to win Kremlin Cup

    The 101st-ranked Jabeur is now guaranteed to surpass the previous best ranking by a woman from an Arab country. Osaka said her life had changed since the US Open but vowed to remain focused on tennis.
    Trump and Republicans set to determine biological definition of gender at birth

    Trump and Republicans set to determine biological definition of gender at birth

    The move essentially would do away with protections afforded to around 1.4 million Americans who identify as transgender. Those who challenge the government definition legally would have to submit to genetic testing, according to the report .
    Virat Kohli slams 60th global  ton, leaves legends behind

    Virat Kohli slams 60th global ton, leaves legends behind

    Hetmyer played 78 balls and slammed six boundaries and as many sixes before he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja in the 39th over. India dominated with the bat throughout the innings as Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 while Virat was dismissed for 140.
  • Protesters Demand Referendum on Final Brexit Deal

    Protesters Demand Referendum on Final Brexit Deal

    Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who said the government should move forward with the vote. And Leo Buckley, 16, from Hampshire, said: "Young people stand to lose the most".
    Where you can wave to Harry and Meghan

    Where you can wave to Harry and Meghan

    Earlier this week Meghan revealed that she gets up at 4:30 a.m.to do yoga - noting that it was "so good for healing your mind". Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day three of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
    Injured Simona Halep pulls out of WTA Finals

    Injured Simona Halep pulls out of WTA Finals

    Her statement of withdrawal reads: "I'm not ready to compete at this level and I'm still sore, I didn't practise for the last four weeks".
  • Singer Paula Abdul falls off stage during live show

    Singer Paula Abdul falls off stage during live show

    The onstage accident comes just one day after she was forced to cancel a show in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which was axed due to a "production issue".
    Saudi king, crown prince make condolence calls to slain journalist Khashoggi's son

    Saudi king, crown prince make condolence calls to slain journalist Khashoggi's son

    They said the "hypotheses" proposed so far in the Saudi investigation need to be backed by facts to be considered credible. Mr Khashoggi went missing after entering the consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.
    Usain Bolt offered full-time Central Coast Mariners contract agent

    Usain Bolt offered full-time Central Coast Mariners contract agent

    Bolt's camp had reportedly asked for a deal of around $3 million, but the Mariners' offer was reportedly in the vicinity of $150,000.


Most liked

Red Dead Redemption 2 listed for PC
GC: Rockstar made a big effort with GTA: Chinatown Wars and it was a complete flop on the DS, we don't see them trying again . Learn when the preload unlocks and how to preload Red Dead Redemption 2 in preparation for its release.

Messi forced off field with apparent arm injury
Writhing in pain on the field, Messi was tended to by team trainers before being substituted off for Ousmane Dembele . Barcelona later announced scans had shown a fracture in his forearm and he will be out for around three weeks.

New 'Halloween' Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend
It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. In its third weekend in theaters, it collected $18.1 million, bringing its domestic total to $171.1 million.

UK PM reassures business leaders over Brexit
May mentioned the possibility of prolonging the transition immediately after saying the leaders had made "real progress" - something she has said repeatedly in recent days.

Honduran migrant ‘caravan’ resumes from Mexico to US
Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighbourhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed. It released photos of migrants getting off buses at a shelter and receiving food and medical attention.

Porsche confirms Taycan Sport Turismo electric wagon
To the first hundred electric vehicle can accelerate in 3.5 seconds and a power reserve of approximately 500 kilometers. Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euros in electromobility by 2022.

Damning new footage reveals what sparked insane National Basketball Association brawl
The NBA saw its fair share of fireworks during Saturday's game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers . I think we take this opportunity tonight to go over the things we could have done better and be frustrated.

Monkeys Kill 72-Year-Old With Shower of Stolen Bricks
Krishnapal Singh said the family will now meet senior police officers and request them to take action against the primates. Villagers have reportedly complained about aggressive monkeys in the area, but the animals are a protected species.

Fake news spreads over WhatsApp ahead of Brazil's presidential election
According to the fresh Datafolha poll, Bolsonaro is expected to garner 18 percent more votes than his opponent Fernando Haddad. However, it has come under increasing scrutiny in the country as the main medium for disseminating fake news.

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death
Corker said the Saudis have "lost all credibility" and fellow Republican Senator Ben Sasse said they "have a lot of explaining to do".

Dire consequences of global warming
The next few years will be crucial in determining whether we create a sustainable, safe and more equal TT. We don't only have to worry about food shortages, cities being wiped out and wars erupting.

'We don't know where the body is' - Saudi FM on Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate by the Saudi agents and his body cut up. It's impossible to believe the crown prince wasn't involved.

Merkel: Berlin May Halt Weapon Sales to Riyadh Over Khashoggi’s Death
He described the 33-year-old prince, widely known as MBS , as a "strong person; he has very good control". Amid Trump´s apparent equivocations, several key Republicans demanded a tougher stance.

Apple's fall iPad Pro event invites feature roughly 86 unique designs
At the event on October 30 , Apple is expected to announce two new iPad Pro models with bezel-less display as well as Face ID . Reporters were emailed invitations to the event on Thursday, which featured colourful, artistic renderings of the Apple logo.

Florida: Six shot near Jacksonville stadium, appears gang-related
According to the sheriff's office, the shooter is believed to have fired from the passenger side of a grey or silver vehicle. He said authorities have been unable to immediately determine whether there was any relationship among the wounded.