- Elon Musk once said it’s “traffic forever, or tunnels,” but footage showing a traffic jam in his underground Loop tunnel in Las Vegas, during the Consumer Electronics Show has gone viral.
- Reportedly, the tunnel was accidentally crammed with 90 Teslas instead of the maximum of 70 due to “driver error,” causing the epic traffic jam.
- If there are issues in the tunnel, “drivers, who the Boring Company employs, are trained to continue to the nearest station. If there is a blockage, drivers are trained to reverse out of the tunnel.”
Breanna Robinson from Indy100 writes:
“Elon Musk once said it’s “traffic forever, or tunnels”. Unfortunately, he’s managed to create a hybrid of both.
The show usually draws massive crowds, with many journalists and others viewing new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry from thousands of exhibitors.
But at this year’s show, which runs from January 5-7, it wasn’t packed out as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, the video shared online of the backed-up traffic at the annual Las Vegas tech convention seems perplexing.
The Loop is an underground tunnel that is around 40 feet deep and runs from near the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall to the South Hall and back.
People enter Teslas at ‘stations’, and are then driven by a human (no self-driving features yet) through the tunnel to a drop-off point…”
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