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Elon Musk has been pitching cheap tunnels from The Boring Company to big names

January 21st, 2019
A map of a potential location for a tunnel through Australia's Blue Mountains.

Enlarge / Plans for a potential tunnel connecting Sydney, Australia, to the West. (credit: Jeremy Buckingham)

Elon Musk—CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company—has been pitching his new tunnel-boring capabilities to curious elected officials as well as the director of CERN (the organization that owns and operates the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland).

Just a month after Musk opened up his first, rather rugged test tunnel under the SpaceX campus in Hawthorne, California, the CEO has been on Twitter floating prices and talking projects.

Last week Jeremy Buckingham, a member of Parliament in New South Wales' Upper House, asked Musk on Twitter, "How much to build a 50km tunnel through the Blue Mountains and open up the west of our State?" Musk replied, "About $15M/km for a two-way high-speed transit, so probably around $750M plus maybe $50M/station."

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Do You Need a Digital License Plate? One Startup Thinks So

January 21st, 2019
It can pay your tolls and display Amber Alerts and track your location. But at several hundred bucks a pop, maybe your EZ-Pass will do for now.

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Tesla’s Cost-Cutting Layoffs and More This Week in Car News

January 20th, 2019
Elon Musk prepares for lean times, news from CES and the Detroit Auto Show, and more in the future of cars.

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Tesla Investors Suing Musk Can Subpoena Azealia Banks and Grimes

January 19th, 2019
Shareholders are suing Elon Musk over that "taking Tesla private" tweet, and just got the right to subpoena Banks and Grimes.

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Tesla Lays Off 3,000 Workers in Cost-Cutting Effort

January 18th, 2019
CEO Elon Musk says the layoffs will help the electric car maker as it leans into the tough job of building mass-market cars.

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The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs

January 17th, 2019
The people want their cars big and gas-powered. The automakers are happy to provide.

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Yandex’s Self-Driving CES Demo Comes Without a Human Backup

January 16th, 2019
The "Google of Russia" showed up in Vegas with a bold and daring demonstration of what a Moscow-trained robot Moscow can do.

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Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces

January 16th, 2019
By joining forces, the major automakers have each diversified their self-driving portfolios.

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10 Years Later, Retrace the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Flight

January 16th, 2019
On the anniversary of the remarkable crash landing, remember just how quickly it all happened.

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With a Cadillac SUV, GM Shows a New Way to an Electric World

January 15th, 2019
The concept teased at the Detroit Auto Show is the first step in a new way of winning drivers over to batteries and motors.

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