# video | Do the Mask underground tunnels really save time?

In the evening, May 22, The Boring receivedfirst commercial order for the construction of an underground tunnel - it will pass the 1328-meter route under the convention center in Las Vegas. After this event, the company again attracted people’s attention to its project by publishing a video of two Tesla cars racing, one of which moves along a regular road and the other along an underground route. The experiment made it clear that the idea of ​​Ilona Mask is not devoid of sense - getting to the right place is really better along the tunnel.

The test took place near 1.8 kmTunnel company in the city of Hawthorne, which is located in the southwest county of Los Angeles. The video shows that the company abandoned a key element of the underground station design - rails, which at the end of 2018 helped the car to stick to its route.

Communicating with Twitter users, Ilon Muskconfirmed that they really abandoned the rails, even if their absence could be the reason for the rapid deterioration of cars. Cars will move through the tunnels in automatic control mode.

Race two cars Tesla

As you might guess at the very beginning,the car inside the tunnel was much faster than its rival. He reached his destination in just 1 minute and 36 seconds, moving at a speed of about 200 kilometers per hour. His opponent almost at the very beginning of the race was stuck in traffic, and only reached the finish line after 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

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Earlier, Ilon Musk explained that his projectintends to give people the opportunity to avoid the "heartbreaking" traffic on the roads of Los Angeles. In 2017, the idea became interesting even to the mayor of the city, Eric Garcetti - he said this in an interview with journalists from the local TV channel.

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