first_imgElon Musk Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand April 28, 2017 Next Article The SpaceX and Tesla CEO talked about his new side project at TED. Add to Queue Elon Musk’s ‘Boring’ Tunnel System Speeds Cars Along at 130 MPH If Elon Musk gets his way, there will be interconnected systems of tunnels beneath our roads, with elevators that bring vehicles down to sleds that then shoot them off on rails at 130 MPH. Check out this video to see what he means:The system will be managed by a computer and resembles packets of data going around, much like broadband internet.Related: Here’s Your First Look at Elon Musk’s Tunnel Drilling MachineThat’s the vision the Tesla and SpaceX co-founder shared today at TED for his new side project, The Boring Company, which he added he only devotes 2 to 3 percent of his time to.“There’s no real limit to how many levels of tunnels you can have,” he said. “The deepest mines are much deeper than the tallest buildings are tall.”Still, there’s lots of work to be done at The Boring Company, which currently only has interns and part-timers working to fulfill Musk’s dreams of reducing traffic. For one, the boring machines are slow.“We have a pet snail named Gary,” he said. “Gary is capable of currently going 14 times faster than a tunnel boring machine. We want to beat Gary. He’s not a patient little fellow, that will be victory. Victory will be beating the snail.”Musk also shed light on why he sees tunnels as a good solution for traffic as opposed to flying cars, which he said are noisy and generate lots of wind.Related: Uber Unveils Personal Airplane Design and Plans Tests in 2020″Let’s just say if something is flying over your head … that is not an anxiety-reducing situation,” he said. “You don’t think to yourself ‘Well, I feel better about today.’ You’re thinking … ‘Is it going to come off and guillotine me as it comes flying past?'”You know, that thought never crossed my mind, but now that you mention it, Elon, tunnels are sounding pretty good. Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful.center_img 2 min read Stephen J. Bronner News Director –shares Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: The Boring Company Enroll Now for $5last_img read more