The Boring Company’s Passenger Capacity Tests Impress in Las Vegas
On Tuesday, May 25, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) conducted capacity testing on The Boring Company’s underground ‘Convention Center Loop’. The test was ran on a V3 loop configuration with 62 vehicles.
Following a review, the results of the test were publicized on Friday and revealed that the observed loop capacity exceeded 4,400 passengers per hour.
Congrats Boring Company team!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 29, 2021
According to a tweet from The Boring Company itself, simulations ran by the tunneling company on the same loop and presets predicted a capacity of 4,450 passengers per hour, which is within 1% of the numbers observed by the LVCVA and, therefore, exceptionally accurate.
The Boring Company’s simulations estimate a loop capacity of 5,050 passengers per hour for the Convention Center loop in a V4 configuration, and 55,000 passengers per hour for the full Las Vegas ‘Hyperloop’.
Founder Elon Musk replied to the tweet, congratulating The Boring Company team on a job well done. The results not only signal great progress, but also lend credibility to The Boring Company’s own loop simulations and estimations of capacity.
The Boring Company has already built two underground tunnels for loop travel in Las Vegas, and has plans to expand into other states. The Boring Company was reportedly in talks with San Bernardino County in California for a new ‘loop’ project earlier in the year.