HomeTeslaThe Boring Company’s LVCC loop in action (video)
The Boring Company’s LVCC loop in action (video)
August 31, 2022
Want to see The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Community Center (LVCC) Loop in action, but aren’t there? Ellie in space went back and this time it was open. The last time she was there, about a month ago, Ellie went to the Resorts World passenger station of the LVCC Loop, which was not open at the time of her visit.
After attending Tesla’s Cyber Roundup, Ellie was inspired when Elon Musk told everyone to go check out the operational tunnel.
“We now have an operational tunnel in Vegas. If you go to Vegas, go to Resorts World, you can jump in the tunnel and go to the convention center,” said Elon Musk.
In her video, Ellie covers key points such as how flooding would affect the tunnels, an explanation of the colors in the tunnels, and how long it takes to travel through the tunnel instead of walking. A fun fact from Ellie’s video is that The Boring Company transported more than 400,000 guests within the LVCC campus in its first year after opening.
A major concern that anyone would have regarding tunnels is the flooding that occurs in Vegas. When Ellie asked the driver of the Tesla she was driving, he said it hasn’t really affected the tunnels from his experience.
“I have no experience with water in the tunnels yet.”
The colors in the tunnel are not for cosmetic purposes, but act as signals to the driver. Red means stop. Yellow means to be careful or slow down. The flashing lights are intended to direct the drivers to the next station to exit in case of an evacuation situation.
“They’re just there to let the drivers know who’s in the tunnel, okay this is a tunnel you can travel through or this is the tunnel you can’t travel into,” the driver said.
Efficiency is the name of the game and is designed in the zigzagging parking lot that Ellie discovers.
“The thing is, cars don’t have to go backwards. Obviously, every time you reverse a car, it increases the chances of something going wrong. So to keep everything efficient you want to pull in and out so you just stay in one gear and always drive forward and nothing ever goes backwards.”
I asked Ellie if she had any additional thoughts she would like to share with me and she told me that the LVCC Loop will lighten some of the traffic and is free to convention attendees. She also said the technology will be impressive once it is driverless.
“While driving the Vegas loop currently saves time if you’re a convention attendee, the technology will be really impressive once it’s driverless. Hopefully Clark County can get approvals faster because as I understood it from the staff, the technology is up and running, there’s just bureaucracy, of course. A lot of people seem to be bashing this idea, but it does ease some traffic and since it’s free for convention attendees, there shouldn’t be much to complain about.”
You can watch her full video below.
Your feedback is important. If you have any comments, concerns, or a typo, please email me at [email protected]. You can also reach me on Twitter @JohnnaCrider1