Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

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Elon Musk says he's planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system. Musk went on to explain that the Boring Company will host an opening event on its launch, and free rides will be provided to the public the following day.

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

The tunnel, which is being built by Musk's Boring Company, will contain autonomous electric skates capable of transporting cars and people at speeds of up to 125-150mph.

Elon Musk says his first Boring Company tunnel is nearly done, and it'll open to the public on December 10.

A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter on Sunday.

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The tunnel runs about 2 miles under the streets of Hawthorne, where Musk's SpaceX headquarters is located.

The trial tunnel will have a top speed of 155 miles per hour, according to the billionaire-entrepreneur, surpassing the 125 mph traveled by an electric sled in a video of a test run posted in May past year.

Officially called The Loop (not to be confused with the still-imaginary Hyperloop), Musk received approval to construct the 3km route in the city of Hawthorne, California along 120th Street.

One of the proposed routes would take passengers from the U.S. capital - the District of Columbia, to NY in under 30 minutes.

"The first tunnel is nearly done", Musk said on his official Twitter account.

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