Musk speaks at the unveiling event for the test tunnel in Hawthorne, south of Los Angeles.
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Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube -- the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic".Later in the day, Musk emerged from the tunnel himself inside one of his cars.The demo rides were considerably slower -- 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) -- than what Musk says the future system will run at: 150 mph.Musk's representatives also unveiled Tuesday a new tunnel-boring machine they say they hope to have online soon, one that can bore four times faster than the one they've been using.Musk said it took about $10 million to build the test tunnel, a far cry from the $1 billion per mile his company says most tunnels take to build.The tunnel will not be open to the public for the foreseeable future, Musk said, adding that regulations wouldn't allow for it to open widely for demo rides just yet.
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