Shortly after completing capacity tests that exceeded their expectations, The Boring Company will be opening its Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) Loop to the public this week.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will be hosting their first convention since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person gatherings more than one year ago. The first real-world users of the 1.7 miles of twin underground tunnels will be attendees at the World of Concrete convention that opens tomorrow, June 8 2021.
Users will be able to pick from a fleet of Model 3, Model X, or Model Y vehicles that will take them to one of three stations along the route. The cars will travel at speeds of up to 40mph (64km/h), and for safety reasons will still have a driver behind the wheel. The cars are expected to travel much faster and without a driver at a later date.
The opening comes less than two weeks after a successful capacity test held last month. The day long test proved the underground tunnels could handle in excess of their targeted 4,400 people per hour.
The first real world test this week will see much less traffic as ongoing COVID restrictions means vehicles will be limited to 3 passengers each.