The Boring Company is making some progress.
Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has envisioned the future of travel and it’s getting close — and fast.
Motoring from Los Angeles to New York City in a fully autonomous car?
By the end of 2017, he said during a TED Talk interview in Vancouver on Friday.
“November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York, no controls touched at any point during the entire journey,” Musk predicted, according to a TED Blog summary.
Humans riding rockets to Mars?
“I really think there’s a fundamental difference, if you sort of look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars, on multiple planets … compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event,” the founder of the SpaceX private aerospace company told a previous TED Talk audience in 2013.
Underground car travel via a network of new tunnels excavated by a Musk startup dubbed The Boring Company?
Cars carrying passengers at 124 miles per hour atop skate-like platforms that whisk through the tubes, according to a concept video Musk’s digging firm issued on Friday.
And how about the semi-truck Tesla is expected to unveil this fall?
“With the Tesla Semi, we want to show that an electric truck actually can out-torque any diesel semi,” Musk said Friday, according to the TED Blog summary. “If you had a tug…