Boring Tunnels Will Be 100 Times Cheaper and Paid For With Bricks from Tunnel Dirt

The third generation Boring Tunneling machine will start construction next year and it should be 15 times faster than existing tunneling machines. The first generation machine made the first Hawthorn demo tunnel for 10 million. The Boring company could bring down the cost of tunnels by 20 to 100 times. The Boring company will massively …

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Boring Company releases planned tunnels in LA

Elon Musk tunneling company has released a map of planned tunnels in Los Angeles. Red shows the proposed Phase 1 proof-of-concept tunnel for which The Boring Company has filed an excavation permit application. Phase 1 would include the construction of a 6.5-mile proof-of-concept tunnel through Los Angeles and Culver City. The tunnel would be used …

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More Expensive Tesla 3’s versions will be made first

Tesla will only build the $49,000 310 mile range Tesla Model 3 with upgraded interior version until at least November. The base $35,000 Model 3 will not be available until sometime in 2018. A $5,000 package upgrades the interior to something more in keeping with luxury car standards. It costs another $1,500 if you want …

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Rapid shift to passenger miles in electric cars with self driving ridesharing

The US electric car market rose to just above 1% of the broader car market in December 2016. Going from 0.01% to 1% market penetration takes 7 doublings. The same applies to 1% going to a 100%. GM’s EV1 was released in 1996 and it took us 20 years to get to 1% (or roughly …

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Musk sees 200 kph multi-level tunnel networks for cars with elevator access

Elon Musk says traffic jams will be eliminated with multi-level tunnel networks for cars. Musk spends only two or three percent of his time to the Boring company. It is a hobby. It is nevertheless making good progress. A snail can currently travel 14 times faster than a tunnel boring machine and a preliminary goal …

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Acceleration in projected growth of global robotics industry

In 2016, International Data Corporation (IDC) has identified robotics as one of six Innovation Accelerators that will drive digital transformation by opening new revenue streams and changing the way work is performed. IDC forecasted global spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% from more than …

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