Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Launch “Road Legal” Autonomous Cars

Now this is pod racing!

12. 7. 18 by Victor Tangermann
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Surprise Announcement

The Boring Company’s aggressive deadline to open its first underground tunnel is almost upon us, but the company isn’t quite ready yet to unveil it to the world. Elon Musk’s digging project just pushed back the deadline from December 10 to December 18.

But in true Elon Musk fashion, the eccentric billionaire tweeted a pair of new surprises, promising that the tunnel opening would feature “fully road legal autonomous transport cars” and “ground to tunnel car elevators.”

Pod Racing

Electrek pointed out that the Boring Company has previously teased autonomous “pods.” But it’s not clear whether that’s what Musk was referring to on Twitter.

The Boring Company has also described passenger pods “on skates” that will fit eight to 16 passengers with a maximum speed of 125 to 150 mph. Whether Musk is talking about those is also unclear, but since he described them as “road legal,” they might end up taking a different shape.

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What these road legal transport cars will end up looking like is still a mystery — though we have seen some fun renders from the Boring Company that could give us a hint.

Road Legal

Futurism reached out to the Boring Company for clarification on Musk’s tweet. We’ll update if they provide more details.

Regardless, December 18 can’t come soon enough.

READ MORE: Elon Musk’s Boring Company to unveil ‘fully road legal autonomous transport cars’ [electrek]

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More on The Boring Company’s first tunnel: Watch the Boring Company’s Digging Machine Finish Its First Tunnel


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