A Tesla car enters the tunnel below the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Interest in the tycoon’s tunnels Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, has reached a new level in the “City of Sin”, after the presentation of the circuit of roads built below the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The 43-foot-deep work actually consists of several tunnels and allows the flow of cars to three different stations in the convention center. The plan is that the tunnel can be expanded to the main sites of interest in Las Vegas to reduce vehicular traffic.
The tunnel is operated by a company called The Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, the third richest man in the world at the moment according to Forbes. The circuit has the appearance of an amusement park combined with a disco.
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The project took two years and cost about $ 52 million. People say that more than 60 cars can circulate at the same time and that around 4,400 people can be transported per hour.
The cars are initially driven by employees, but eventually Tesla drivers will be able to do so. The big launch is slated for June, when the first major expo since the pandemic arrives in Las Vegas., which will be from construction companies.
If the tunnel helps defuse traffic, the idea of extending the tunnel to reach the Las Vegas International Airport, the new Raiders stadium, the new arena being built at The Venetian, and other popular sites, it could get good acceptance.
It is worth mentioning that There is an electric transportation system on the Las Vegas Strip that moves people between the main hotels. and landmarks known as the Las Vegas Monorail, which helps avoid traffic jams or endless walks.