The need for a system like this arose as it might take a maximum of two miles for visitors to fully navigate the area once The Las Vegas Convention Center expansion has been completed.
Musk faced a lawsuit from nearby residents due to traffic obstruction caused by his test tunnel project in Los Angeles. It sparked skepticism that the same might happen in Las Vegas. Although, it seems that the city is “committed to innovation” for “as long as it (the tunnel project) continues to make sense.”
Nevada's tourism agency expressed its interest in reviving a contract to develop and operate an underground tunnel system with Elon Musk. The tunnels would transport commuters around its centers and casinos. The system is said to host more than 1 million annually and would cost $35 million to $55 million.
The Las Vegas government will pay Musk once the contract is approved. With Musk facing recent issues due to his social media habits, officials and residents from Chicago and Los Angeles have expressed their skepticism on whether the project will happen. Still, Las Vegas tourism officials show no doubts about the entrepreneur.
Here's the proposed conceptual entrance of the Las Vegas Convention Center loop. The CEO of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority told Associated Press that he finds the proposal to be very innovative and that it can be an attraction all in itself. Although it isn't finalized yet, it was mentioned that it would have three to four stations located at the center hall's entrances.
Travelers would be transported to each of these entrances through electric vehicles that travel through the tunnels. It includes Tesla's Model 3, Model X, and one that can carry 16 people and would be driven autonomously.
Building a Tunnel
The conceptual art by The Boring Company owned by Elon Musk demonstrates an autonomous electric vehicle built for high occupancy that would run between tunnels leading through the exhibition halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The president of The Boring Company, Steve Davis, said that the speed at which the vehicles will travel inside the tunnels would depend on the number of stations. They currently test the vehicles every day in Hawthorne, California.
Some Serious Predictions
Elon Musk recently tweeted some serious predictions about Tesla as well as the electric car market in general. While the eccentric tech genius does have a habit of making some eerie comments, this one was pretty positive.
The Tesla CEO took to Twitter and posted that "in seven years, 30 million new electric vehicles will be produced per year. In fact, it may even happen faster: "Maybe in six years, even five years is possible but still unlikely," Musk tweeted.