At a press conference held, nearly by fate, at the Leo Baeck Temple near the Interstate 405 freeway, the illustrious revealed details of his tunnel vision that proves just how un-boring his youngest company is.
Musk's presentation got underway 25 minutes behind schedule as he arrived late, which he said was due to traffic.
Fares for Loop could cost as little as $1 per person, Musk suggested, though the actual cost will likely depend on a number of factors, and require input from multiple local and regional agencies.
Elon Musk promises $1 tunnel rides at 240 kmph in LA
The performance marked a rare personal appearance for Musk at such a public event, a town hall-style gathering attended by about 700 people at the Leo Baeck Temple, a synagogue in the city's affluent Bel-Air district, where Musk owns a residence.
Whether staunch critics were swayed remained to be seen.
Musk said that Boring Company Loop's vision of the future would be much more congruous with city life than subways, and that while it was very hard to weave large stations into a city, building many more parking spot-sized stations could theoretically be much more effective.
The big problem is digging those tunnels to start with, and while part of the session included video of a speedy test run through the tunnel Musk has already dug on SpaceX property, the plan is to pick up the pace.More news: Instagram finally realized Feed and Stories are part of the same app
Resistance to his tunneling project marks a somewhat new type of challenge for Musk. "Accelerate over 300 miles per hour and break and that's in a vacuum tunnel", Musk said.
But Musk denied trying to take any shortcuts, saying even with the waiver, Boring faces "600 pages of permits that would be required for this tunnel".
The test tunnel will stretch almost three miles along Sepulveda on LA's Westside, one of the most traffic-congested parts of the city.
Hundreds of entrances were included in this project where passengers in pods could come down to the network of tunnels that will carry them across the city at high speeds.More news: Bumble Bee Foods CEO Indicted on Federal Price Fixing Charges
"You won't hear us, you won't feel us, you won't even know we exist", Davis said.
Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric vehicle manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans.More news: GQ Mocks Vanity Fair's Epic Photoshop Fail With New Comedy Issue Cover