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Offline RedLineTrain

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #520 on: 08/10/2017 08:32 PM »
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #521 on: 08/11/2017 01:00 AM »
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #522 on: 08/11/2017 01:04 AM »
Because the skates are going to go really fast.
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #523 on: 08/11/2017 03:32 AM »
Transcript of a presentation to Hawthorne City Council by The Boring Company.  Lots of good information.  14-foot external diameter, 12.5-foot internal diameter.

http://imgur.com/a/vC5pu

It appears that Godot is a Lovat 167 SE EPB TBM used for a sewer project in Sunnydale.

http://crstunnelling.superexcavators.com/news/sunnydale-auxiliary-sewer-project-san-francisco-ca

Thanks for linking to that.

It does help clear up the common misconception that the Boring Company is linked to the Hyperloop idea. They are not linked at all, currently, but that the tunneling technology could be adapted to tunnel for Hyperloops.

Until The Boring Company made statements in the opposite direction.

https://www.wired.com/story/great-elon-musk-building-hyperloop/

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #524 on: 08/12/2017 04:48 AM »
ELON MUSK'S BORING COMPANY JUST HIT THE BORING PART

https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-boring-company-tunnels

contains video for the Hawthorne city council meeting presentation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZBDVx1_Lk?t=001

« Last Edit: 08/12/2017 04:48 AM by catdlr »
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #525 on: 08/12/2017 05:30 AM »
At 21:00 is a discussion about Boring's tunnels vs Hyperloop. It's stated that the tunnel casings may hold a vacuum (!!) due to the waterproofing,  bringing up the possibility of using/converting tunnels to Hyperloops. Dayyum.
« Last Edit: 08/12/2017 05:34 AM by docmordrid »
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #526 on: 08/12/2017 09:14 AM »
At 21:00 is a discussion about Boring's tunnels vs Hyperloop. It's stated that the tunnel casings may hold a vacuum (!!) due to the waterproofing,  bringing up the possibility of using/converting tunnels to Hyperloops. Dayyum.
That's been brought up in the past- basically, the waterproofing has to handle something like 5-6 atmospheres worth of water pressure without collapsing. What's one more atmosphere?

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #527 on: 08/12/2017 10:02 AM »
Thanks for the videolink. When Brett says "were going fast...really fast..." and smiles like that you start to wonder if they havent already made some serious advances in the boringtech or procedures. And when he says they are already significantly cheaper than the standard government/city contractor and repeatedly refer to "BoringCompanys Secret Sauce" its just add to that feeling.
« Last Edit: 08/12/2017 10:10 AM by Callezetter »

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #528 on: 08/12/2017 10:09 AM »
Yes, thanks for the video link. A nice summary of what the 2-mile test tunnel  is for (to learn) and how they are going to do it. In particular, lots of emphasis that theyíre not doing anything innovative yet (eg using a standard, proven boring machine, no change to operating procedures etc).

They estimate 8 months to dig the tunnel, so given approvals etc still needed letís say a year from now. Itíll be really interesting to see if they start to identify any significant improvements to current tech that move them towards the levels Elon thinks are possible.

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #529 on: 08/12/2017 01:12 PM »
Video said the skates will be on Model S chassis... and use autonomous navigation from Tesla.  Wonder when OpenAI joins the game?  And the ConnX?
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #530 on: 08/13/2017 07:01 PM »
Video said the skates will be on Model S chassis... and use autonomous navigation from Tesla.  Wonder when OpenAI joins the game?  And the ConnX?

The idea of a Skate goes back to this GM Concept called Autonomy though it was before any modern notion of Autonomous Vehicles.https://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/24/forgotten-concept-2002-gm-autonomy/

Tesla dropped the Fuel Cell but battery packs that plug in from the bottom and give a dense low center of gravity worked better. Tesla Skates look even leaner than the GM Concept since batteries are denser than H2 storage. The missing element is full drive by wire and I'm confident TSLA is working on it. With true Autonomy any safety argument against full drive by wire evaporates.

The Boring Co video is the first expanded notion of a Skate I'm aware of. If Tesla is building Skates that contain the entire drive train anyway, why not a variant that's intended to work as a vehicle carrier on its own  rather than just for plug in bodies.

The Skates couldn't be quite the same as ModelS/X Skates since they have to be big enough to carry S/X RoRo. They might be made on the same line with some modifications. Limited battery pack and means of drawing power from the road.

Tesla S, X and 3 all follow the body on chassis pattern in the concept rather than unibody like almost all other cars and crossovers made.
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #531 on: 08/14/2017 03:12 AM »
And TSLA has another $1.8 billion to use for development etc. due to last week's bond sale. IIRC they had $3.06 billion banked on June 30.
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #532 on: 08/20/2017 07:39 AM »
I just noticed that the Boring Company is just one keyboard stroke away from the Boeing Company.

Buttle, Tuttle.  Discuss.
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #533 on: 08/20/2017 03:04 PM »
I just noticed that the Boring Company is just one keyboard stroke away from the Boeing Company.

Buttle, Tuttle.  Discuss.
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #534 on: 08/21/2017 03:22 PM »
Here's the motherlode of documents that describes the test tunnel in great detail.  Hawthorne is going to have a council meeting tomorrow at 6:00 pm to discuss.

http://hawthorne-ca.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=&event_id=465&meta_id=32264

Here's the pertinent part re environmental reviews.

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Conclusion
The results of the environmental evaluation as set forth above, and based in part on the Supplemental Environmental Information provided by the applicant and peer reviewed by the Cityís environmental consultant, demonstrate that the proposed Test Tunnel for Zero Emissions Subterranean Transportation project qualifies as an infill project that is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, the Class 32 exemption for infill development.
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #535 on: 08/21/2017 03:47 PM »
Here's the motherlode of documents that describes the test tunnel in great detail.  Hawthorne is going to have a council meeting tomorrow at 6:00 pm to discuss.

http://hawthorne-ca.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=&event_id=465&meta_id=32256

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #536 on: 08/21/2017 03:51 PM »
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Thanks for pointing that out.  They changed the document just now.  Fixed.

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #537 on: 08/21/2017 04:19 PM »
"Zero Emission Subterranean Transportation "

ZEST

Of course...
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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #538 on: 08/22/2017 04:09 AM »
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Thanks for pointing that out.  They changed the document just now.  Fixed.

Link works fine now. Very detailed 160 pp PDF. Thanks!

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Re: Elon The Boring Company
« Reply #539 on: 08/22/2017 09:39 PM »
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