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First Boring Passenger Station In Las Vegas
The Boring Company is working on the first passenger stations in its tunnel loops.
(Passenger station on Boring Las Vegas Loop)
A Boring Company Loop system consists of tunnels in which Tesla autonomous electric vehicles travel at high speeds between stations to transport people within a city.
The first system is being deployed at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCVA), which is paying $50 million for the system, but we recently learned that the Boring Company plans to connect the convention centerís Loop to casinos on the strip in order to eventually create a city-wide Loop in Las Vegas.
Foundation, written in 1951 by sf Grandmaster Isaac Asimov, contains the idea of single vehicle tunnels:
There was a wall ahead. It began high in the air and extended upward out of sight. It was riddled with holes that were the mouths of tunnels. Gaal's taxi moved toward one, then plunged into it. For a moment, Gaal wondered idly how his driver could pick out one among so many.
There was now only blackness, with nothing but the past-flashing of a colored signal light to relieve the gloom. The air was full of a rushing sound.
(Read more about Isaac Asimov's single vehicle tunnels)
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