ELON MUSK'S BORING BUS TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS THROUGH URBAN LOOPSDate: 2018-03-16
Via a three-choice poll on Twitter, The Boring Company CEO, Elon Musk, asked his followers what their perspectives were on Hyperloop:
a: hyperloop is an impossible pipedream.
b: hyperloop is a stupid hole in the ground.
c: hyperloop is both, an impossible pipedream and a stupid hole in the ground.
Tunnels— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2018
62% went for answer c. This cheeky tweet follows a far-less-sarcastic tweet, one day earlier, on March 9, in which Musk announced a redesigned loop system – a system which will now allegedly begin with a 150 mph bus, giving priority to pedestrians without cars. It is a complete 180 from his initial Hyperloop plan, which gave priority to cars, more specifically Tesla cars.
Better video coming soon, but it would look a bit like this: pic.twitter.com/C0iJPi8b4U— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2018
"Will still transport cars," Musk tweeted, "But only after all personalised mass transit needs are met. It’s a matter of courtesy and fairness. If someone can’t afford a car, they should go first." he then described the outcome of this plan – a faster, underground transit system with 1000s of stops, that can drop riders off quicker and closer to their destination.
Pedestrians first. Tesla's second.