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Old 03-20-2019, 01:46 PM   #26
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Re: Elon Musk gets approval for LV underground tunnel

Such a sicko this guy
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:07 PM   #27
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Re: Elon Musk gets approval for LV underground tunnel

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it's different from a subway or a train - you drive your everyday car on to a sled inside of an elevator. the elevator takes your car underground and then the sled, carrying your car, fires through the tunnel at 200+ mph.
That is a (car shuttle) train. They are used all over the world, for example the Eurotunnel Shuttle. Not too different from driving your car onto a ferry to cross a river. Itís still a ferry even if you sit in your car.

I was under the impression that Elon Musk was planning a system where electric self-driving cars are used to do that autonomously?
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:03 PM   #28
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I believe it originated in LA, where Musk lives. He was sick of the traffic so he thought it would be a good idea to go underneath the traffic.

it's different from a subway or a train - you drive your everyday car on to a sled inside of an elevator. the elevator takes your car underground and then the sled, carrying your car, fires through the tunnel at 200+ mph.

he could make money from it by charging a toll.

flying cars would be optimal but going under the traffic is a good second best option.
The sled/skate idea is not what was implemented in LA (see my post above with the Jalopnik link). What they implemented was a tunnel that can barely fit one car, with an ordinary Tesla that has been modified to have retractable ski-like things to connect it to rails, and go at like 30mph.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:05 PM   #29
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Downtown to airport via Strip is a 5 mile tunnel thatís certainly going to cost significantly over a billion.
For a subway yes, but this isn't a subway in any way shape or form. The tunnel he built in LA is barely big enough to hold one car and it was much cheaper than a subway tunnel.

But none of that matters because his plan ain't going to happen in any meaningful way.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:18 PM   #30
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Re: Elon Musk gets approval for LV underground tunnel

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What they implemented was a tunnel that can barely fit one car, with an ordinary Tesla that has been modified to have retractable ski-like things to connect it to rails, and go at like 30mph.
that's hilarious
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:40 PM   #31
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I thought the same thing about the budget. If they can connect downtown, the airport, and the strip for 55M that is a no brainer. IMO the weak point of Vegas is transportation. There are many places tourists want to go and it isn't easy to get around. Well it isn't torture either but whenever I go to Vegas I am always reminded how spread out everything is and how much walking is involved. Travelling underground also helps protect against the heat which is a big deal in Vegas.
Someone in Canada saying Vegas is spread out gave me a chuckle.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:19 PM   #32
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I was under the impression that Elon Musk was planning a system where electric self-driving cars are used to do that autonomously?
Musk says a lot of things, almost all of them are false.

Vegas should not even be entertaining this idea.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:29 PM   #33
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For a subway yes, but this isn't a subway in any way shape or form. The tunnel he built in LA is barely big enough to hold one car and it was much cheaper than a subway tunnel.
Agreed, but thatís just a test loop. In the totally hypothetical case of a 5 mile tunnel partially below the Strip and open to the public, safety regulations would force them to basically build it like a regular train/car tunnel. Thereís even a good chance that two separate tubes would be required for approval.
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