Elon Musk’s Boring Company is to design and construct a $48M (£37M) autonomous underground autonomous electric transport system for the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
The system will consist of up to five underground passenger stations, a pedestrian tunnel and two vehicular tunnels for a fleet of autonomous vehicles operating in a 1.6km express loop.
The Convention Centre board is to consider three routes for the system.
Las Vegas’s Convention Centre covers a huge 80ha, and is a 2.5km walk from one side to the other.
Potential loop station locations
The Boring Company will also be responsible for building other essential systems such as the elevator/escalator systems, pedestrian entrances and the power infrastructure for the system.
The system will transport 4,400 passengers per hour, taking congestion off the streets and reducing disruption to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Entrance to loop station outside new exhibition hall
The Boring Company president Steve Davis said: “The Boring Company is excited to contribute to the future of Las Vegas, and work with leaders who have a vision for transportation.”
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority chief executive officer Steve Hill added: “Las Vegas will continue to elevate the experience of our visitors with innovation, such as with this project, and by focusing on the current and future needs of our guests.”
Last year The Boring Company announced a new tunnel-based transit system that transports conventional vehicles at speeds of up to 240kmph underneath cities.
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