Las Vegas invests in transit system using self-driving vehicles
The board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved the contract with a company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk.
A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly 49 million US dollar contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract with The Boring Company, the Musk-backed enterprise based in Hawthorne, California.
The company plans to construct a twin tunnel system running less than a mile long.
The system will use self-driving electric vehicles capable of transporting up to 16 people.
The system also will include three underground stations and a pedestrian tunnel.
The authority will reimburse the company as it completes certain stages of the project.
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