At 2:40 AM on Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted about his intentions to take the Boring Company to China. Musk is set to visit China later this month to speak at an AI conference in Shanghai. The Boring Company has been gaining momentum as they recently acquired their first contract to construct an underground transportation system in Las Vegas. The company also picked up additional outside investment last month through the sale of $120 million in stock.
Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai are plausible targets for Musks’ hyperloop and loop systems because of their high population density and notorious affinity for public transportation. The Boring Company aims to be the pioneer for innovation and efficiency in the next wave of public transportation. They are striving to build faster and more cost-efficient underground transportation networks to reduce traffic in major cities.