Wednesday, 01 September 2021 18:23

Las Vegas Shares Details on The Boring Co’s Run-In with Stray Tesla at LVCC Loop

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently provided new information about an unusual incident in June at The Boring Company’s LVCC Loop.

The incident, which involved a stray Tesla inadvertently finding itself in the LVCC Loop, ultimately resulted in The Boring Company refining its protocols with additional mitigation measures to ensure outside vehicles would not be able to access the LVCC Loop.


According to LVCVA spokeswoman Lori Kraft, a Tesla driver was looking for a charging station June 21, after the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences and International Beauty Show, held at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. In his search, the Tesla driver entered the LVCC Loop’s area of operations. 


The LVCC Loop was promptly shut down as soon as the unauthorized vehicle was detected, and the driver proved cooperative as security officers addressed the disruption. Operations resumed soon after. No injuries or damages were reported. 


The Boring Company has not issued a formal statement about the incident to date. 


The Boring Company is starting to hit its stride with its projects. Just recently, the tunneling startup received a shot at exclusive negotiations for its planned Las Olas Loop in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The company has also pitched a tunnel project that would provide access to Boca Chica Beach during SpaceX’s launches at Starbase, TX.


The company also shared a teaser video of Prufrock-2, its second custom-made, all-electric digger designed to revolutionize tunneling. 


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